BILL CRAWFORD — Underperforming state economy thumps state budget

Given all the tax cuts, rebates, and credits passed by the Republican controlled Legislature in the past few years, economic growth would have had to soar to produce significant gains for state coffers.

Indeed, we were told these tax breaks would spur the economy, but that has not happened…

…The Governor and leaders in the Republican dominated Legislature should see this as a shot across the bow that actions over the past four years have not produced a strong economy. Hodge-podge tax breaks coupled with no actions taken to re-program funds by eliminating duplicative or unessential programs do not a pro-growth strategy make.

An effective pro-growth strategy is urgently needed for Mississippi’s economy, not more pro-politics stratagems.