December 12, 2019
“We wanted to be conservative in our budgeting, but we also wanted to recognize that there will be new leadership. ... We wanted to give both the Senate and the House maximum flexibility going into the 2020 legislative session, and that's exactly what we did," Tate Reeves said. Photo by Amile Wilson
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Amid lagging teacher salaries and unsafe bridges, Mississippi legislative leaders are recommending that the state spend slightly less money on state government services during the coming fiscal year.