Mississippi tax collections are up, but lawmakers say state agencies still might face budget cuts during the 2013 session.
Because of a sluggish economy, Mississippi still hasn't recovered from the recession. Tax collections remain below where they were during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2008.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that for the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, through May, tax collections were 5.2 percent higher than where experts thought they'd be. That's good news.
But House Appropriations Chairman Herb Frierson says unless there's a huge revenue growth in coming months, legislators will look for cuts because they're trying to stop propping up the budget with sources of money that are available only a single year at a time.
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