Bryant, Mims: State budget to receive facelift

Mississippi’s budget is going to be receiving a facelift next year — at least, that’s the message Mississippi Lt. Governor Phil Bryant and Rep. Sam Mims had Wednesday night.

The state leaders spoke at the Natchez Homebuilder’s Association’s regular meeting.

Mims explained most of the state’s money comes from income and sales tax, but since the state entered a recession, Mississippi citizens are working less for less and not spending as much — a double edged sword for the state’s economy.

“We’re going to have to make some very serious decisions,” Mims said. “I’m hoping we can take a step back and re-evaluate state government.”

Natchez Democrat