BOBBY HARRISON: Rules are made to be broken in the Legislature

A key deadline in the Mississippi legislative process occurs next Tuesday.

It is the deadline for a bill to pass out of committee in the originating chamber. For instance, theoretically, for someone interested in the lottery, if a lottery bill does not pass out of committee in either the House or the Senate on Tuesday, the issue is dead for the 2017 legislative session.

But in the legislative process, which is often as clear as mud, there may be only one steadfast rule – there is a way around most every rule.

Daily Journal
1/25/17