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Barbour disagrees with committee's revenue estimates

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour is not pleased with the revenue estimates recently adopted by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.

In a statement, Barbour wrote: “I disagree with the decision of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee to increase the revenue estimate for this year and next year by a total of $20.9 million. We cannot rely on imagined revenue when the national economy has not returned to full speed and gas prices are heading toward $4 per gallon. Mississippi will continue to feel the effects of this global recession.

“We must expect slow revenue growth over the next few years and reflect that in our spending.”

Source: Governor’s Office

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