Analysis: Annual report dives deep into Mississippi finances
The new Mississippi Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has a chart that shows who is in charge of state government.
The top of the chart on page 9? Not the governor, or legislators, or judges.
It is the citizens of Mississippi.
That means that the 170-page document is a report of how elected officials, state agency directors and government employees are spending and managing your money if you live in the state.
The report was published April 21 by the Department of Finance and Administration and is on the state auditor’s website . It gives a big-picture look at the state’s budget and its other financial obligations, such as bond debt and government pensions, through fiscal 2016, which ended last June 30.