LEADING DEM LAWMAKER CALLS FOR INCREASED SPENDING

A leading Mississippi Democratic state senator says lawmakers should use increasing revenue on education, infrastructure, and a state employee pay raise. The fighting over growing revenue is already starting.

Senator Hob Bryan of Amory says with more money coming the state has plenty of funding to increase spending on key needs.

Speaking at the Stennis Press lunch in Jackson, Bryan says the increase should be spent on education, infrastructure improvements, and a one-thousand dollar pay raise for state employees rather continuing to cut spending.

“It is the Democrats have proposed alternatives to these cuts. We have never proposed anything that is not do-able. That is not fiscally conservative. And out proposal this year is absolutely do-able and it is absolutely fiscally conservative,” Bryan said.,

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1/13/15