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Mississippi lawmakers: Revive initiatives, marijuana program

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi lawmakers say they want Gov. Tate Reeves to call them back to the Capitol for a special session to revive the state’s initiative process. Others want a chance to quickly revive discussion of a medical…

Governor signs legislation and ends special session

The special session for the funding of Mississippi’s roads and bridges has come to a close. After five days of debate and deal striking, Governor Phil Bryant signed three pieces of legislation into law. What the governor wanted, he got…

Legislators meet for special session today

Governor Phil Bryant has issued the official document to call lawmakers to Jackson to discuss more money for roads and bridges. Legislators are meeting today at the state capitol. Their plan includes diverting some taxes on internet sales to cities…

Legislators meet for special session Thursday

Governor Phil Bryant has issued the official document to call lawmakers to Jackson Thursday to discuss more money for roads and bridges. Legislators are set to meet at the state capital tomorrow. The plan includes diverting some taxes on internet…

Special session expected to begin August 23rd

Governor Phil Bryant will call lawmakers into a two day special-session to discuss a significant increase in spending on roads and bridges. Don’t worry, fuel taxes won’t be increasing. Governor Bryant, House Speaker Philip Gunn, and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves…

Special session wraps up

After working into the night, state lawmakers wrap up a special session in just one day, an effort to save taxpayers what can cost up to $100,000 a day when legislators are working in the capitol. Budgets were worked out…

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…

Special session to focus on budget

The upcoming special session for the Mississippi Legislature will solely focus on dealing with the state budget. Previously there was speculation lawmakers could consider the idea of a lottery during next month’s special session. Governor Phil Bryant put an end…

Expanding topics at special session

A spokesman says Governor Phil Bryant has not completed the agenda for a special legislative session, but the top issue will be finishing the budget. Bryant called the session to begin June 5th. Legislators left in late March without setting…

Day Two of Special Session Addressing Budget

The Mississippi House agreed to a plan to fill deficits in the final days of the budget year. Today, the House voted 72-37 to pass Senate Bill 2001 in a special session, but only after hours of debate. The bill…

Special Session Addresses Budget: Day Two

Today is day two of a special legislative session addressing the state’s budget deficit. State senators passed a bill Tuesday to let Governor Phil Bryant dip further into the state’s financial reserves to plug a hole in the state budget,…

Special Session Addresses Budget

The Mississippi House will convene again tomorrow for a second day of a special session addressing the state's budget deficit. State Senators passed a bill today to let Governor Phil Bryant dip further into the state’s financial reserves to plug…