JACKSON, Miss.- Gov. Phil Bryant says he’s making even more budget cuts. The number is $25 million and $10 million out of the state’s rainy day fund.
The cuts only last until July 1st but began in July of 2015. Sources say it’s happening because state revenue is falling short due to a poor economy.
Bryant says he’s making cuts in all agencies but that the cuts do not exceed more than one-half of 1 percent.
A few programs will be overlooked in the cuts such as veterans’ affairs, the state Military Department, student loans and schools for the blind and deaf.
That might not be the end of it though. Bryant says he plans to call a special session in June to distribute the $110 million the state will be recieving from the BP oil spill settlement.