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Legislative Budget Committee hands down recommendations

By Kevin Wheeler - bio | email 

Hattiesburg, MS (WDAM) - The Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) released its recommendations for a balanced budget for the fiscal year 2011 this afternoon. 

 Lawmakers have been saying all along expect a smaller budget for 2011.  The JLBC committee cut agency spending requests by $830 million for the 2011 fiscal year. 

 They also recommended a budget that is $310 million less than the current fiscal year.   The committee says 3600positions need to be cut to save. 

Under this plan the Mississippi Adequate Education Program would be nearly six percent less than this year. The total of the adopted budget comes out to almost $4.5 billion for the general fund.  Now legislators just have to map out how the money can be saved.

The legislative plan did not include some of Governor Haley Barbour's plans to merge universities.

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