Miss. government directors outline potential cuts

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi agriculture officials could stop inspecting meat processing plants. Some state parks could close. Public broadcasting could cut back its production of local programming.

Those are just a few scenarios provided by directors of Mississippi government agencies if they face deep budget cuts in the year that begins next July 1.

Gov. Haley Barbour asked the directors to submit letters showing how their programs would handle a 15% budget reduction.