State ‘noncore’ programs under Bryant scrutiny

Gov. Phil Bryant listed what he called three state-supported programs that are not core functions of government, and as such need scrutiny for belt-tightening.

The filmmaking industry is one, and has drawn the most public attention since he issued his budget recommendations on Nov. 15….

…The governor said in his Executive Budget Recommendation for fiscal 2018 that “taxpayers should no longer subsidize the motion picture industry at a loss.”

The governor also suggested that Mississippi Public Broadcasting become “more self-sustainable.”