Budget Committee on decline with creation of ‘working groups’

The 14-member Legislative Budget Committee, once considered the most powerful committee in the Mississippi Legislature, continues to lose its luster.

This year it appears the joint committee will play second fiddle to the “working groups” composed by Lt. Gov Tate Reeves, who presides over the Senate, and House Speaker Philip Gunn. The working groups, also composed of legislators from both chambers, are studying the state’s spending and taxing policies with plans to make recommendations to the full Legislature.

The working groups will resume meeting next week.

Daily Journal
9/6/16