Special session convenes in Jackson
State lawmakers were in Jackson today for a special session expected to last one or two days.
The session convened at 10 a.m. to finish budgets for the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Attorney General’s Office.
Attorney General Jim Hood is urging lawmakers to restore a portion of the money they have cut from his budget the past two years.
Lawmakers tell News 25 they are looking into a state lottery as well as taxes on gas in the state. Mississippi State Representative Charles Busby said, “As we draw closer to an election year it becomes less and less likely that we will support something that will sustain our roads and bridges long term.”
State Senator Sean Tindell said, “We’re going to have to fund the AG’s budget. Once we get those two things accomplished we’ll get it done this year and then come in next year and look for a long term plan.”
We will continue to keep you updated on what happens in this special session.