by Hunter Dawkins
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant confirmed with media sources yesterday his announcement of a special legislative session for next Thursday and Friday in Jackson. The governor has to prepare an agenda for the state legislature to act on. According to state law, the governor can put more items on the agenda once the legislature convenes.
Governor Bryant does not have to give the legislature the agenda until 48 hours before he calls the special session. Numerous ideas have been tossed out there for agenda items, but one definite remains to be the roads, bridges, and infrastructure dilemma in the state.
According to several Coast legislators, the state lottery, BP Settlement expenses, and Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) could be addressed, but no word from the governor’s office yet. Will provide up-to-date analysis once more material is released.