FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2007
STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR
On Supreme Court decision in Partnership Case
“The Supreme Court’s near-unanimous decision in the Partnership case emphatically confirms what has always been obvious – only the Mississippi Legislature can appropriate the state’s money. A local judge and the Attorney General have no power to give taxpayer money to a private charity.
It’s a shame it look a long, drawn-out lawsuit to stop this illegal and unconstitutional diversion of taxpayer money.”