House leaders at odds

The chairmen of the House’s two money committees found themselves on differing sides Tuesday with top appropriator Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, opposing some of the tax exemptions proposed by the Ways and Means Committee.

Frierson, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, provided to House colleagues a study of the amount of money the tax exemptions proposed by Ways and Means would take from an already cash-strapped general fund.

“I just want people to start thinking about it,” Frierson said to reporters after one Ways and Means bill was defeated and another not taken up by chairman Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, at least in part because of Frierson’s actions.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
2/27/13