Mississippi could alter legislative session amid pandemic

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann says Mississippi legislators should consider delaying much of their 2021 session by several weeks.

He says that could prevent the state Capitol from again becoming a super spreader for coronavirus cases. The session begins at noon Jan. 5. Under the current schedule, it is supposed to end April 4.

Hosemann said Tuesday that he thinks legislators should handle a few pressing matters next week, then leave the Capitol until March.

House Speaker Philip Gunn said weeks ago that he wants to stick to the schedule for the legislative session. But he also said things could change.

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