Progress hailed as session ends

The Republican leadership of the Mississippi Legislature and Gov. Phil Bryant felt good about the accomplishments of the 2013 session, which ended Thursday.

“All in all, I think this is an A session,” Bryant said Thursday outside his Capitol office after seeing the Legislature pass many education proposals he had endorsed, such as charter schools, enhanced teacher standards and a literacy-improvement effort in the early grades.

The Republican governor praised the leadership of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who presides over the Senate, and House Speaker Philip Gunn for a legislative session he labeled “transformative.”

Then there was Medicaid.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal