State auditor’s report outlines $97M in savings for Mississippi

The State Auditor says he’s found several ways to save Mississippi almost $97 million.

Auditor Stacey Pickering released a report Thursday compiled at the request of the lieutenant governor. The report identified ten areas of contractual services where savings could be found.

Among them is a 25 percent cut in spending on postage and transportation costs on mailouts, notices, and newsletters from state agencies. By publishing those materials online and using email, the report said the state could save $3.3 million.

Pickering said his own office has switched to electronic invoicing and billing and cut the number of printed reports.