Pickering – Tough times ahead for legislature

NATCHEZ — Mississippi’s economic recovery isn’t going to be as fast as anyone would like, State Auditor Stacey Pickering said Wednesday.

“Last month we saw a slight increase in state revenue, and that’s a good sign,” he said at a meeting of the Natchez Trace Kiwanis and Rotary clubs Wednesday.

“The issue is, is it going to be sustained?”

Pickering said he believes the state is still in a period of flat, or possibly declining, economic times.

“We are never going to get back to double-digit growth overnight,” he said. “It’s going to take months of slow increases.

The Natchez Democrat
Aug. 12