Joint Legislative Budget committee meets - - Jackson, MS

Joint Legislative Budget committee meets

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT

Tuesday was the first meeting of the Joint Legislative Budget committee. 

They've already approved an initial blueprint for the 2017 fiscal year which begins July 1st.

However, they're recommending spending cuts to schools, universities, community colleges, Medicaid, mental health, human services and prisons for the coming year.

The plan approved by the 14-member committee is only a starting point.

Detailed budget discussions will take place starting in January, once members of the House and Senate begin a new four-year term.

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