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Expansion of Powers

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2009 at 2:23 am

In the spirit of the holidays, the economy is simply just not cooperating. Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas is on the horizon, and Republican Senator of Pontotoc and Lee counties Alan Nunnelee predicts Governor Barbour will issue another round of budget cuts in the very near future to make-up for the revenue shortfall. The state was short some $25 million dollars in November, and the Governor has stated that cuts are evident, yet no timeframe was given for these cuts. Furthermore, state law allows the Governor to cut individual agencies up to 5 percent, with subsequent cuts being even across the board. According to the Clarion Ledger’s Laraye Brown, Governor Barbour “wants this statute changed to allow him more flexibility.” Nunnelee supports such a measure and notes that an expansion in the Governor’s powers would come with several restrictions. Such restrictions can be found by reading the Clarion Ledger’s article.

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