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Bill would remove civil service rules for 2 years (Mississippi)
Leader Call ^ | March 18, 2012 | AP

Posted on 03/19/2012 10:06:22 AM PDT by Islander7

JACKSON — Thousands of Mississippi state employees would lose civil service protections for two years, meaning they could be fired more easily than they can now, under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate.

The measure, approved 29-19, removes protections currently enforced by the state Personnel Board.

Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov Tate Reeves, both Republicans, are pushing the measure, saying it will make it easier for agencies to slim down.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservative; gop; government; mississippi
But Senate President Pro Tempore Terry Brown, R-Columbus, argued that the current layoff process “is very, very cumbersome, trying to get through the red tape.”

“If you turn them loose, I believe they can streamline those agencies,” Brown said.

1 posted on 03/19/2012 10:06:32 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Pathdoc; olemisspatriot; dixiebelle; Downsouth55; Michael; houeto; Knight; ...

Magnolia State Ping!

Long over due!


2 posted on 03/19/2012 10:08:11 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

NYC would benefit from eliminating civil service protections for teachers, and killing the teachers unions.


3 posted on 03/19/2012 10:10:32 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Islander7

Now if they can also start on Tenure; they have a chance to have a real education system as well.


4 posted on 03/19/2012 10:11:27 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Islander7

Prediction: if it passes, legal challenges will tie it up for years.


5 posted on 03/19/2012 10:12:06 AM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: PapaBear3625

I think most states would benefit.

The DOT in Mississippi needs FBI investigation. It is bloated and corrupt from top to bottom.


6 posted on 03/19/2012 10:12:31 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: I Shall Endure

“...Senators have passed such bills previously, but they always failed in a Democratic-controlled House. Republicans, though, took control of the House in January. A House proposal, which had not advanced to the Senate as of Thursday afternoon, would give only a one-year window...”

It has passed.


7 posted on 03/19/2012 10:14:43 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

Thanks for the good news ping Islander7.


8 posted on 03/19/2012 10:35:27 AM PDT by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: Islander7

Greece had to pass the identical rule.


9 posted on 03/19/2012 11:34:06 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Islander7

any minute now the dept of injustice will file a lawsuit against our state, this will not be allowed to stand.


10 posted on 03/19/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: Islander7
The DOT in Mississippi needs FBI investigation

No way. Too many hardcore Democrats work for the DOT. Around here the DOT is nepotism central. AG Hood also has too many supporters in the DOT.

11 posted on 03/19/2012 1:56:26 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

You make my point perfectly clear. Thanks!

;-)


12 posted on 03/19/2012 7:21:08 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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