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Chaos and CompromiseThe Evolution of the Mississippi Budgeting Process$
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Brian A. Pugh

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496830197

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496830197.001.0001

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The Budget Process, Postreorganization, under Allain

The Budget Process, Postreorganization, under Allain

(p.23) Chapter 3 The Budget Process, Postreorganization, under Allain
Chaos and Compromise

Brian Pugh

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses Bill Allain’s contributions to the budget making process as governor. The Mississippi Supreme Court’s decision in the Alexander case made Allain the first governor to serve under the new reorganization act. Chapter 3 takes a look at how Allain adjusted to the new budget making process post reorganization. This chapter discusses the establishment of the Fiscal Management Board and how Allain utilized executive budget powers, designated to governors, to force the legislature to provide more funding to the Mississippi Highway Department.

Keywords:   Bill Allain, Fiscal Management Board, Office of Administrative Services, Mississippi Highway Department Funding, Executive Budget Powers

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