In November or December of each year, the Joint Legislative
Budget Committee (LBC), made up of state House and Senate members, recommends to
the full legislature a budget for the following fiscal year, which will begin
the following July 1. In the legislative session, which usually runs from
January through March (through April in the year following a legislative
election year), the legislature adopts about 150 "appropriations" bills to enact
a state budget for the following fiscal year. These bills often, but not always,
are consistent with the recommendations of the LBC.
In addition to the LBC recommendations, the budget document submitted to the
legislature includes the governor's budget recommendations, a description of
each state agency's programs and funding requests, and the performance measures
each agency is supposed to be held to.
The State of Mississippi Fiscal Year runs from July 1st through June 30th of the
following calendar year.
Most of these documents have never before been available online.
(All files are in Text-Searchable Adobe PDF format)
The documents on this page are in a searchable PDF
format and require
Adobe Reader software.
Note: The Legislative Budget Committee did not agree on a recommendation for
Fiscal Year 2008, so there is no entry for that year.
These files are more than 700 pages each and might take some time to
download, depending on your internet connection.
Note: Table V, near the end of each report, displays "Additional and Deficit
Appropriations" for the current fiscal year. For an accurate calculation of a
fiscal year's appropriations, these amounts should be added to those in the
previous year's report.