Tuesday, May 4, 2010
After a slight 1.4 percent uptick in March, state revenues are back in the doldrums, down for the 19th month of the last 20. April revenue came in at 8.54 percent, or $45.1 million, below estimates, Gov. Haley Barbour announced in a statement yesterday. The March improvement was due to an unexpected $30 million increase in corporate tax receipts.
"These numbers confirm what we have known all along: the deep global recession continues to affect our state's revenue, and it may take years for collections to fully return to pre-recessionary levels," Barbour said, adding that the drop in revenue will not require additional spending reductions at this time.
http://wonkette.com/415223/mississippi-is-americas-obesity-champion-oregon-fails-in-fat LMAO! This is off-topic, but I don't know where else to put this! Quotes from the article (which I found linked to MSNBC from Wonkette): "Illustrating today’s Post-America America info-graphic are the two most famous living humans from Mississippi and Oregon: Vile slob and unrepentant racist Haley Barbour..." "Mississippi is, of course, America’s worst state. And it also has the fattest children on Earth." "Mississippi’s juvenile fat-bags were up 8% during that same period, as the awful state’s child-obesity rate went up 4%. Nationwide, we continue to have some fat fucking kids,..."