As lawmakers wait to be called back to Jackson to finish business they couldn’t get done during their three-month regular session, Rep. Hank Zuber III is trying to drum up support for his proposal to have the Legislature meet only every other year, at least on general bills.
“The response from the public is strong,” Zuber, R-Ocean Springs, told me last week, after he pitched the proposal to several Coast civic and political clubs. “They’re all for it.”
Zuber has floated such legislation for several years now to no avail — he hasn’t even gotten a committee hearing on it. But Zuber is a persistent fellow, and he’s buoyed by the recent passage of campaign finance reform.