AP interview: Barbour defends budget-cutting plan

JACKSON, Miss. — Gov. Haley Barbour says his legislative agenda is defined by his budget proposal. Beyond that, Barbour says he hasn’t any big surprises for lawmakers when they return to the Capitol on Tuesday for the 2010 session.
During a pre-session interview with The Associated Press, the Republican governor chuckled when asked if he’ll reveal any substantial policy proposals in the coming weeks.
“Some people think I’ve made some pretty big policy proposals, in my budget message,” he said.