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Governor can use another $50M to cover deficits, Mississippi lawmakers say

JACKSON - Mississippi lawmakers Tuesday gave Gov. Phil Bryant permission to withdraw another $50 million from state reserves to cover deficits in the budget year that ends June 30.

The move to shore up this year’s budget came as House and Senate leaders remain at a standoff over parts of next year’s budget, even as other business in the 2017 Legislature begins to wrap up. A special session will likely be needed to approve spending plans for the Mississippi Department of Transportation and Attorney General Jim Hood’s office before the 2018 budget year begins July 1.

Clarion Ledger

Posted March 29, 2017 - 6:50 am

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