Topping news in Mississippi this week:

  • After heated sessions with students and alumni, Dr. William Bynum was confirmed as the next president of JSU. Bynum will officially begin his tenure July 1.
  • The state is facing a $154 million revenue shortfall for May. If June tax revenue and other general fund revenue collections do not exceed projections by that amount in June, Gov. Phil Bryant may have to authorize additional transfers from reserve funds to balance the state budget.
  • With only a few days left before the special session to set his office’s budget, Attorney General Jim Hood is lobbying the Legislature for more money. Unless the Legislature can appropriate $4 million more than initially projected, the Cyber Crime Unit could close, he said.

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