Mississippi’s House Democrats return to unofficial slowdown

Democrat House members, unmoved by a sort-of-apology from the body’s No. 2 officer, today resumed their strategy of requiring legislation be read before voting on the bills, continuing a legislative slowdown that began Tuesday.

Several Democrat House members conducted an unofficial slowdown of the legislative process Tuesday by requiring the bills be read after the Republican speaker pro tempore told a Democratic legislator to sit down.

Rep. Greg Snowden of Meridian began today’s House session with a statement, which fell short of an apology, about the dust-up.

“Sometimes things don’t work out the way we’d like,” Snowden said.

Commercial Appeal
3/14/12