Lawmakers’ sweetheart deal does Jackson on $6 a day

They call it the “Camper Caucus,” where at least 21 lawmakers have been living in RVs or travel trailers parked at the Mississippi Fairgrounds downtown during the legislative session. It’s convenient to their work at the Capitol.

Lawmakers are paying $175 a month to camp on the fairgrounds for the four-month session. This includes the spot, electricity and water and sewerage. Calls from The Clarion-Ledger to the fairgrounds from early January through last week indicate that deal is not available to the public. Fairgrounds staff said public RV space rental is only available short-term during special events, such as the Dixie National Rodeo, and there is no monthly or long-term rate available to the public.