House and Senate Republicans unveiled a plan to boost accountability at state agencies and spend taxpayer dollars on results.
House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves presented the performance-based budgeting plan, “Building a Better Mississippi,” with the support of members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, which Speaker Gunn chairs this year, according to a release from Reeves office. The plan is the first significant effort to fund agency programs based on expectations established by the Legislature.
“We are continuing the fight to make sure that every tax dollar is spent wisely and that the benefit achieved out of every tax dollar is maximized,” Speaker Gunn said. “Republicans are changing the way government thinks about spending from, ‘What is government buying’ to ‘What is government accomplishing?”
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