BILL CRAWFORD: Republicans own malfunctioning state government

Consequently, Republicans now own the budget and overall performance of the Legislature.

The stated goal of Republicans has been to right size government and make it perform more effectively and efficiently.

With Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt Gov. Tate Reeves, and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn steering the ship and their minions running day to day operations, no doubt the consensus Republican plan to accomplish this goal is on track.

Houston, we have a problem.

There appears to be little trust of confidence between Republican legislators who control money and policy and Republicans agency heads who run day to day operations.

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