House leadership’s Medicaid action unexpected

Nobody gave it a second thought Thursday when House Rules Chair Mark Formby, R-Picayune, announced his committee would meet after the chamber adjourned for the day.

After all, the Rules Committee meets nearly every day to pass out the literally hundreds of commendatory resolutions legislators pass each year to honor constituents’ accomplishments – whether it be winning a state soccer championship or reaching a significant milestone, such as a 100th birthday.

Some of the Democratic members of the committee did not attend the meeting nor did any member of the press.

But what the Rules Committee took up Thursday was not a commendatory resolution. Its actions were a bit unprecedented.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
2/18/13