Major debates by Miss. lawmakers yet to begin

Mississippi’s 2016 legislative session may be halfway over, but debate has yet to really begin on three of the biggest issues.

Although some officials have staked out positions on raising more money for roads and bridges, rewriting the state’s K-12 funding formula or cutting taxes, no real proposals have moved forward yet.

Any one of those issues is a heavy-duty fight that would typically be a signature achievement of a legislative session. The question now: Is there enough time and capacity to tackle all three?