Barbour asks for more education cuts

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – As Governor Haley Barbour issues a revised budget proposal for fiscal year 2012, lawmakers are still trying to work out their differences.

“In the grand scheme of things it’s not that much of a difference but where there are disagreements, it is substantial,” said Senate Appropriations Chairman Doug Davis.

One of those disagreements is education. House Education Chairman Cecil Brown says Governor Barbour, for the first time, is now asking for an additional $3.5 million in cuts from vocational education programs. Brown says that could do more harm than good.