Governor Cuts $51 Million From Budget
For the fourth time in less than two years another round of emergency budget cuts. Governor Bryant attributing this new $51 million cut to lagging state revenues.
Bryant announced the cuts after slicing $57 million in September to make up for an accounting error.
Funding for most programs will be cut just under 1.5 percent, pushing cuts for the year above three percent.
The state’s public school funding formula is exempt from those cuts, as are courts, prosecutors, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and student financial aid.
The additional cuts come as agencies seek another $101 million during the current budget year, which runs through June 30, to make up for deficits.