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Bryant outlines agenda for special legislative session

Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday laid to rest weeks of speculation about what will — or won't — be included in the special legislative session he has ordered for June 5.

A state lottery, he said, won't be. Neither will any other stream of infrastructure money, unless House and Senate leaders announce some solid agreement in the next few days — unlikely.

Measures to calm down credit bureaus, Bryant said, might be on tap....

...But Bryant said he otherwise wants lawmakers to quickly finish their budget work and spare taxpayers expenses that can run upwards of $100,000 a day, counting staff, security and utilities costs for a session. The governor, who has sole authority to call a special session and set its agenda, said he doesn't plan to add anything to his special session "call" that would warrant several days or more of legislative or partisan debate.

Clarion Ledger

Posted May 24, 2017 - 8:24 am

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