Speaker Gunn addresses incomplete FY2021 budget

There are some major budget concerns for fiscal year 2021 due to two separate elements: (1) Governor Tate Reeves decided to veto the education portion of the budget a few weeks ago, and (2) The legislature left Jackson without providing a budget for the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Representative Phillip Gun took a few … Continue reading “Speaker Gunn addresses incomplete FY2021 budget”

Budget projections present lawmakers with massive challenge

Yesterday, State Economist Darrin Webb informed lawmakers that he expects the state of Mississippi to suffer from a $1.2 billion decrease in tax revenue by mid-2021, in comparison to what was projected prior to the pandemic. “What Darrin Webb said is obviously a projection, but nevertheless, it’s the best information we have,” Speaker of the … Continue reading “Budget projections present lawmakers with massive challenge”