Agenda full for Mississippi legislators

Mississippi legislators expect to handle several big issues during their four-month session that begins at noon today.

They’ll consider charter schools, to possibly allow more flexibility in academic offerings.

They could debate changes to the Public Employees Retirement System, a politically sensitive topic that affects tens of thousands of people.

They still need to handle legislative redistricting.

Many Republicans want to limit fees for private lawyers who do contract work for the Democratic attorney general.

AP
1/3/12