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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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Budget Control under Bryant

Budget Control under Bryant

(p.121) Chapter 10 Budget Control under Bryant
Chaos and Compromise

Brian Pugh

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses contributions made to the budget making process by Governor Phil Bryant. Chapter 10 explains how the budget process was changed by Bryant as well as the legislature. This chapters explains how Bryant recommended and was successful in getting the legislature to pass the Financial and Operational Responses That Invigorate Future Years (FORTIFY) Act, which was received positively by the legislature. It also discusses the legislature’s controversial bill known as the Budget Transparency and Simplification Act of 2016 or simply S.B. 2362, which was not well received by the credit rating agencies or state agencies that the bill affected. Chapter 10 also discusses a legislative/executive dispute that landed in court when two legislators sued the governor in Representative Bryant W. Clark and Senator John Horhn v. Governor Phil Bryant et al. (2018).

Keywords:   Governor Phil Bryant, FORTIFY Act, Budget Transparency and Simplification Act of 2016, S.B. 2362, Representative Bryant W. Clark and Senator John Horhn v. Governor Phil Bryant et al. (2018)

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