From the Enterprise-Journal, (McComb):
Gov. Haley Barbour, in a series of farewell speeches across the state, is putting forth some good ideas and at least one that’s not very conservative.
Among a long list of suggestions on education, Barbour said K-12 districts, community colleges and universities should spend down their own reserve funds to reduce state budget pressure.
Coveting local school district reserve funds to take the pressure off the state isn’t new with Barbour. He’s pushed the idea before.