Analysis: MS lawmakers face gaps in current budget

The Legislative Budget Office says agencies have submitted $101.1 million in deficit requests for fiscal 2017, which ends June 30. That is 1.6 percent of the state-funded portion of current budget of just under $6.4 billion.

It’s not unusual for a few agencies to submit midyear requests for more cash, and that’s partly because writing a state budget is a long process based largely on educated guesswork.

Clarion Ledger
1/8/17