“You’re going to see a continued effort to be very cautious in our budgeting techniques,” said Reeves.
A big part of that he says will be trying to reduce the state’s debt burden. Reeves says traditionally the legislature has issued long term debt for projects that should have been paid for with annual appropriations. Last year the legislature did not pass a bond bill which Reeves says could be the case again this year.
“I hope we can come to an agreement on a bond bill that is reasonable and is rational in size and that funds our long term capital needs,” said Reeves.
When it comes to legislation, as the leader of the senate, Reeves says for any big pieces to pass across his desk it must first meet his expectations for a business friendly Mississippi.