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Harrison - Legislature wastes time on extraneous bills

The Mississippi Legislature, as it is wont to do, has been in the national news a good bit lately because of its work during the 2013 session.

Just this week Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law a bill passed by the Legislature to prevent municipalities and counties from putting limits on foods, such as limiting the size of a soft drink a restaurant can serve.

It did not matter that no local government was considering such a measure. It just made sense to our state officials to keep local governments from ever considering such a proposition. Similar legislation is pending to prevent local governments from raising the minimum wage.

Just last week, the Mississippi Senate spent a hour arguing about the borders of Israel. One senator pointed out that the members of the chamber might have a difficult time describing the borders of Mississippi so it might be better to leave the discussions of borders of a country thousands miles away to somebody else.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Posted March 22, 2013 - 12:53 pm

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