Some notable quotes from the past week at the Mississippi Legislature:
“I don’t want Delta Airlines qualifying for it. They shut down service in Tupelo and Greenville and Delta Airlines was being, to use a legal term, jerks. I definitely want to send a message to Delta Airlines, and I want to do anything I can to help any competitor of Delta Airlines.” – Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, as he offered an amendment to a bill to give a tax exemption on fuel for airlines that create new service. The amendment failed.
“We’re going to practice triage.” – House Appropriations Chairman Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, on funding state agencies.
“I fully expect that to happen before the end of the session.” Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, asked whether a compromise will be reached to reauthorize and fund the Medicaid program for the coming year.