Governor Barbour vetoes budget restoration bill - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Governor Barbour vetoes budget restoration bill

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Governor Haley Barbour has made good on his promise to veto a bill that would have restored a large chunk of the budget cuts he has made.

Barbour disagreed with the way the $79 million would be distributed.

The bill would have put most of the money into education, but Barbour said prisons and other programs need some of their funding restored before the fiscal year ends June 30.

There are not enough senate votes to override the veto.

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