WASHINGTON, D.C.–A two year budget deal has been reached between Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and the implications for you here in Mississippi are many.
“I had core principals that I was not going to compromise,” said Ryan, who was one of the main authors of the deal, “I’m not going to raise taxes and I’m not going to lower the deficit.”
First, it’s good news if you’re a federal worker and you got furloughed the last time. If the deal passes, it means no government shutdown in January and that means employees at the Natchez Trace, the Vicksburg Military Park, military bases and other federal institutions, stay on the job.
Second, the deal revamped military sequestration and took cuts from other parts of the government, so that means less lay-offs at military bases in places like Biloxi, Meridian and Columbus.
As of Wednesday morning, it was not easy to tell how Mississippi’s D.C. lawmakers felt about the bi-partisan deal. There had not been a Tweet or a press release from congressmen Nunnelee, Harper, Thompson or Palazzo, or senators Wicker or Cochran.