State of Mississippi Archives: on Budget & Economy

Phil Bryant: Implement a state lottery; Arkansas got $80M last year

I believe it's time to look at ways to grow revenue, without raising taxes. I am open to a general discussion regarding the implementation of a state lottery. As you know, voters cleared the legal pathway for a lottery in 1992 when they chose to remove the constitutional prohibition and allow the Legislature to provide authorization and control.

Arkansas--the state closest to us in population and demographics--received $80 million from its lottery last fiscal year. That kind of data demands attention. When we see traffic crowded on the Mississippi River bridge taking revenue to our neighboring state, it may be time to face a new reality. We can no longer contain the people's desire for a lottery, we can only force them to travel.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Mississippi Legislature Jan 17, 2017

Chris McDaniel: Immoral to saddle our grandchildren with this much debt

Question topic: Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

McDaniel: Strongly Agree.

Question topic: Briefly list political or legislative issues of most concern to you.

McDaniel: Ending deficit spending. It is immoral to saddle our children and grandchildren with this much debt.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Mississippi Senate race Jul 2, 2014

Chris McDaniel: Era of big spending is over; age of appropriations must end

The primary could offer insight into fundamental questions about the Republican Party: whether longevity and clout in a Deep South state that has venerated such qualities are enough to overcome national trends toward limited-government conservatism.

Chris McDaniel has sought to seize on the new antispending fervor, casting Cochran--who has delivered billions of dollars in federal spending projects to his impoverished state--as an avatar of a bygone political culture. "The national debt is the greatest moral crisis of this generation," McDaniel said. "So, let's go forth from this place making it perfectly clear that the era of big spending is over. The age of appropriations must end."

After Cochran announced his re-election bid Friday, the Club for Growth, who have endorsed McDaniel, put out a statement that criticized the senator for his support of earmarked spending projects, for bailing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for raising the federal debt limit.

Source: New York Times on 2014 Mississippi Senate race Dec 6, 2013

Chris McDaniel: Those in D.C. don't appear to be listening

Thad Cochran voted for the budget compromise to reopen the federal government--giving any potential opponent fodder for attacks. "There are those in D.C. that don't appear to be listening," McDaniel said in the statement announcing his candidacy. "We stand today ready to restore this republic." [The endorsing groups commented]:
Source: on 2014 Mississippi Senate debate Oct 17, 2013

Ronnie Musgrove: Attract new businesses; develop existing ones

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Mississippi legislature Jan 4, 2001

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