Mississippi rep says state takeover of Jackson was just a joke

A state representative from Rankin County said he was just joking when he said he was drafting a proposal for the state to take over the city of Jackson.

That’s what Rep. Mark Baker told Jackson Jambalaya on Thursday. Earlier this week, Baker told 16 WAPT News that he was considering drawing up a bill that allows a state takeover, similar to what’s used to take control of a failing school district.