With budget deal, end of session may be in sight

JACKSON, Miss. — With an apparent deal in hand on a $5.5 billion state budget, Mississippi lawmakers will be busy the next few days ironing out details with dozens of budget-tied bills expected to move.

Late Wednesday night, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement that House and Senate negotiators had reached agreement on a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

AP
4/1/11