New legislators expect busy session

With one month behind them, Madison County’s newest legislators are easing in to their duties and preparing for this part-time job at the Capitol to become a lot busier until May.

“Until we get bills coming through committees, we’ve basically been going through the motions,” said Sen. Josh Harkins of Brandon, who represents part of Madison County and Rankin County.

Harkins and Sen. Will Longwitz, both elected in November, are the newcomers to Madison County’s delegation in the 2012 Legislature, and both say the first month of their 48 months of public service turned out to be everything they expected and more.

“I am pleasantly surprised every day I get to go back down there. It’s such a privilege,” said Longwitz, a Madison County resident, who also represents a portion of Hinds County.

Madison County Herald