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Mississippi legislature working on 2014 budget

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JACKSON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News) - Mississippi lawmakers are pushing forward with early budget proposals that would not take effect until July 1st.

The states biggest expense is state employee retirement and in the new budget plan a one percent increase would help offset the rising costs.

Education would receive slightly more money. State officials are hoping an increase of education will lead to schools paying for armed officers at schools. 

Lawmakers have an April deadline for the 2014 budget.

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