Gov. Bryant calling lawmakers back into session for auto supplier

Gov. Phil Bryant is calling the Mississippi Legislature back into special session, Capitol sources say, to consider economic incentives for an automotive supplier that wants to locate a plant near West Point.

Lawmakers and others said they’ve been told the session would be April 29th. But Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock on Wednesday said, “We don’t comment about any ongoing economic development project,” and he would not confirm any special session or date.

But some Capitol staffers were being told to prep for a special session, and several lawmakers were receiving word.

“All I’ve heard is that we’re being called back on April 29th,” said Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville. “The topics have not been communicated to me.” Sen. Will Longwitz, R-Madison, said he heard the same.

Clarion Ledger
4/17/13