This Week: Immigration raids, budget cuts and infrastructure improvement

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Topping Mississippi news this week:

• U.S. United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 55 people Wednesday at eight different restaurants in Flowood, Meridian, and Pearl. Over at the Capitol a day later, a Senate bill meant to stop sanctuary cities passed out a House committee.

• Gov. Phil Bryant cut the state’s budget for the third time this fiscal year as tax revenues continue falling below projections. The $43 million cut accounts for about 1 percent of the overall budget and will affect all but five agencies. To go along with the cuts, Bryant order 7 million dollars to be pulled from the state’s Rainy Day Fund.

• The House passed a bond bill Tuesday that would give towns and counties $50 million to help improve worn down bridges.  The Mississippi Department of Transportation has requested 400 million more  in funding over the next eight years.