Senate bill on Jackson Airport passes

Control of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport would shift to state officials and surrounding counties under a Senate-passed bill.

Senate Bill 2162, approved Thursday on a 29-18 vote, would replace the five-member Jackson Municipal Airport Authority with a nine-member Jackson Metropolitan Airport Authority…

…Governor Phil Bryant would pick two board members. Rankin and Madison Counties would each name one.

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3/3/16