Miss. Senate off to fast start

Already a number of bills have been introduced in the state Senate, which is off to a faster start this legislation session than the House.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves knew since the November general election that he would be able to appoint Senate committees and chairmen, and he did it expeditiously.

It’s understandable that the House is a little behind on getting organized. Although it was an almost foregone conclusion that Philip Gunn, the Clinton Republican, would be elected speaker, it still wasn’t a done deal until the Legislature convened in January. So Gunn, to his credit, wasn’t presumptuous enough to go about announcing committees before he was elected speaker.

Hattiesburg American
1/18/12