July 1, 2016 •
Mississippi Special Session Adjourns
The House agreed to a bill allowing the governor to dip into the state’s rainy day fund to fill a deficit in the budget.
Lawmakers returned for a special session on Tuesday, June 28, to take up the issue, and the Senate quickly passed the measure. The House, however, required a second day but eventually agreed to the plan and adjourned the special session on June 29.
The deficit was the result of tax collections falling below expectations since the fiscal year began last July.
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