Yet, Republicans are taking the lack of a tax cuts in stride. Speaker Pro Tem Greg Snowden, a Republican from Meridian says there were plenty of other bright spots during this legislative season.
”We had other legislation in important areas, and again it always kind of centers on the budget,” Snowden says. “We have a successful budget that’s within our means. We don’t spend one-time monies. We have a full, rainy day fund. We feel like our fiscal house is in order.”
But House Minority Leader, Representative Bobby Moak, a Democrat from Bogue Chitto says the legislature didn’t do enough to help Mississippians.
“We didn’t get as much accomplished as I wanted to get accomplished,” Moak says. “We didn’t do everything we could on education. We did a little bit for roads and bridges and infrastructure and that sort of thing. We’ve just not done everything, and we certainly didn’t do anything for healthcare. We should be doing something better, because education, healthcare dollars, those all translate to jobs at the local level. We didn’t do that”