January 19, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR
"The House bill is unacceptable. The most glaring problem is the House’s use of another $50 million in this fiscal year. The Rainy Day Fund must last three years because we know that severe revenue shortfalls will last at least that long. If this is all the House is going to do to meet our Constitutional requirement to balance the budget, then I’ll make cuts under existing law this week."