Legislators mull agency advertising proposal

A bill pending in the Mississippi Senate seeks to pull the plug on all state agencies’ ability to advertise.

“Millions and millions of taxpayers’ dollars are going for a whole bunch of bogus programs that are advertised all over the state and we’re going to put a stop to it,” Sen. Merle Flowers, R-Southaven, told WLBT-TV.

Flowers, lead author of the bill, said much of that money spent is in radio. It would prevent state agencies from using radio and television ads to promote agency programs.