Editorials Bryant and Reeves both take hard look at the bottom line

Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves each unveiled documents last week that provide notable insight into where they would lead Mississippi during the next four years.

At 22 pages, Bryant’s “Executive Budget Recommendation” to the Legislature is more than twice the size of fellow Republican Reeves’ eight-page “Opportunity Mississippi,” as he titled his legislative agenda.

Bryant’s proposal goes much deeper into detail than Reeves, but both make it clear that state government must be made to live within its means.

Bryant: “As a true fiscal conservative, I am committed to doing more with less and will make necessary cuts before raising taxes.”

Reeves: “State agencies must be prepared to provide quality services with less money.”

Sun Herald
1/4/12