Fitch wants amendment to balance state budget

Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch announced a ballot initiative Thursday to amend the Mississippi Constitution to include a requirement to balance the state budget.

Fitch, speaking at the Neshoba County Fair, cited concerns over the current fiscal year’s budget, which numerous state officials – both Republican and Democrat – have publicly criticized.

Fitch, who has served as Treasurer since 2012, said she will spearhead the ballot initiative.

Daily Journal
7/29/16