Legislative Dems, Bryant find common ground on Personnel Board

If legislative leaders attempt to override the veto of Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on at least one piece of legislation, he will have the backing of an unusual group – legislative Democrats.

Earlier this month, the governor vetoed a bill to take the state Department of Education out from under the regulations of the Mississippi Personnel Board.

The effort to remove Personnel Board protection, or civil service protection, for state workers has been an ongoing battle for more than a decade in the Mississippi Legislature.

Daily Journal
5/22/16