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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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Chaos and Compromise

Brian Pugh

University Press of Mississippi

Major budget reform in Mississippi has occurred only twice in the last four decades, with the most significant reform occurring in the mid-1980s. No reform shaped Mississippi’s budget-making process more than the Mississippi Administrative Reorganization Act of 1984 (S.B. 3050, passed during the 1984 legislative session), which was passed not voluntarily by the legislature but as a result of a court order. The drastic budget reform would have not occurred if it had not been for then–Attorney General Bill Allain’s challenge to the structural makeup of the committee responsible for the budget-making process at the time, the Commission of Budget and Accounting. The state supreme court’s decision in ...

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