State Budgets: Mississippi Considering Hiring Freeze and Cigarette Tax Increase in New Budget

December 29, 2008

With tax collections down, Mississippi legislators have proposed a hiring freeze in their first draft of a $5 billion budget proposal for 2010. In November, Gov. Haley Barbour (R) imposed $42 million in cuts to balance the current budget. Barbour supports a cigarette tax increase in the 2010 budget.

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