Associated Press - February 5, 2010 12:04 PM ET
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has indefinitely delayed his plans to announce a fourth round of state budget cuts.
Barbour's office said Friday that the Republican governor "continues to analyze budget options." He canceled a Friday news conference where cuts were supposed to be announced.
Meanwhile, the Mississippi Senate reversed itself Friday on a bill to restore $45 million to the K-12 public education budget.
The chamber approved a plan that, instead, would give back $28 million to schools struggling with operations after a series of spending cuts. The new plan calls for taking $58 million from the health care trust fund and spreading the money across numerous programs and agencies, including education.
The bill is Senate Bill 2688.