Mississippi legislators adjourn their 3-month session

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi legislators have ended their 2021 session.

They adjourned Thursday – days after approving a state budget and passing dozens of bills.

The budget is for the year that begins July 1, and it includes increased spending for education.

During three months at the Capitol, legislators argued over some big issues that ended up going nowhere. House Speaker Philip Gunn and his allies pushed to overhaul the state tax structure. That effort died in the Senate.

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and his allies pushed a bill that would have allowed a faster purge of names from voter rolls. That died in the House.

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