JACKSON, MISS– State Auditor Stacey Pickering has released the annual State of Mississippi Expenses and Appropriations of the Mississippi Legislature for the 2016 regular legislative session.
State law has mandated that the report be released within 60 days of the end of the regular session.
Section 113 of the Mississippi Constitution stated, “The auditor shall, within sixty days after the adjournment of the legislature, prepare and publish a full statement of all money expended at such sessions, specifying the items and amount of each item, and to whom, and for what paid; and he shall also publish the amounts of all appropriations.”
The report outlined expenses and appropriations from the regular session, as well as expenses from April 2015-2016.
“During the 2016 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature, the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations made by the Legislature were $5,788,311,919 from the General Fund, $14,914,303,839 from various special funds and an additional $154,526,897 for funds managed outside the State Treasury,” said Pickering in a letter that introduced the report. “During the Regular Session, the Legislature re-appropriated $6,660,000 from the General Fund and $41,294,771 from various special funds of Fiscal Year 2015, and also made $25,000,000 from the General Fund, and $88,162,031 of additional appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015 from special funds. This report reflects Legislative expenses of $26,628,212.37 for the period beginning April 6, 2015 through April 21, 2016.”
Get the full report here.