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good ol' Mississippi
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 02, 2022 06:51PM
Re: good ol' Mississippi
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 02, 2022 07:12PM
They have their priorities straight - funneling at least part of that money to an All American, NFL Hall of Fame football player and favorite son Bret Farve while paying a football coach more than any other state employee.
Asking for 'go fund me' from out-of-state neighbors to help get clean, drinkable water to citizens of their largest city, something they apparently cannot themselves afford to do.
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Re: good ol' Mississippi
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 02, 2022 07:55PM
Football coaches are almost always the highest paid state employee in every state.
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Re: good ol' Mississippi
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 03, 2022 06:04AM
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Dennis S
Football coaches are almost always the highest-paid state employee in every state.

While that is true (in 2015 is 39 sets the highest paid employee was either the football or basketball coach), the majority of their salary is not from tax money. Coaches are often the same salary scale as any university employee, but then get a huge additional stipend paid by the school's athletic foundation - that money comes from corporate sponsorships, television revenue, and boosters. It is not from tuition or taxes.



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Re: good ol' Mississippi
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 03, 2022 07:56AM
The wife went to college in Alabama. She said they used to say Thank God for Mississippi, or we’d be on the bottom of all those lists.
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Re: good ol' Mississippi
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 03, 2022 07:58AM
PS - This is an example of the problems with states demanding they get Federal money as “block grants”.
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Re: good ol' Mississippi
Posted by: Rolando
Date: September 03, 2022 10:13AM
They need to separate football and basketball from Athletics.

Those need to be under Promotion and Advertising.



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