Effort being made to simplify state revenue report

JACKSON – The monthly report on state tax collections developed by the Department of Revenue, long sought after by state government observers to garner a snapshot on Mississippi’s financial picture, will no longer be available.

Kathy Waterbury, a spokeswoman for the Department of Revenue, said Friday that the Legislative Budget Committee, controlled by House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov Tate Reeves, would provide the only information available to the public on the state’s revenue outlook.

Tony Greer, executive director of the Legislative Budget Office that provides staff support for the Legislative Budget Committee, said the goal is to provide more complete and simpler to understand information to the public.

Daily Journal
9/4/17