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Barbour stresses budget trimming

Barbour stresses budget trimming

By: Magnolia Tribune - January 22, 2008

The Sun Herald, 1/22/8

Pledging to fully fund education and continue South Mississippi’s rebuilding, Gov. Haley Barbour at the same time urged lawmakers to be thrifty as the state’s revenue appears to be slowing down and the U.S. economy is softening.

The governor, in a packed chamber of the Mississippi House of Representatives, gave the State of the State Address on Monday night.

“Four years ago our state was in the deepest budget hole in history. It is our responsibility – yours and mine – to make sure we don’t get in that kind of shape again,” Barbour said. “This will require considerable budget discipline. It means we will have to tell some people no. It means good things won’t get funded or won’t get funded at as high a level as some would like. Sometimes it is our job to say no to our friends and our favorite programs.”

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