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Governor Barbour





Oct. 29, 2010

STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON PRELIMINARY OCTOBER REVENUES

“The state’s preliminary revenue collections as of today came in slightly higher than our conservative estimate for the fiscal year. October revenue was 1.87 percent, or $7.3 million, more than we had anticipated. While I’m pleased to report that we surpassed the estimate, the need to prepare our state for another difficult fiscal year still exists. The economy still is not strong, and the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal stimulus funds dictates that we prepare a Fiscal Year 2012 budget recognizing that Mississippians expect their government to prioritize state spending rather than reach deeper into their pockets.”