Respond Mississippi – Jim Hood tries to protect his PSC agenda

Sid Salter wrote about the politics involved over the Public Service Commission’s efforts to increase the size of government during the recession in the Clarion Ledger. Or, as the Neshoba Democrat described it, “Bloating and corrupting the PSC.” The press and the people of Mississippi are on to the PSC’s attempt to increase the size of government.

So what does the other side do? They say when you want a job done right you’ve got to do it yourself. Tired of the Public Service Commissioners fumbling away his agenda, today Jim Hood comes out in the Clarion Ledger to fix things. You know things are bad when he has to get up and do the work himself.

This is just an attempt to ultimately put the independent Public Utilities Staff back under control of the Public Service Commission, which in the words of Brandon Presley, would be a “ginamic step forward.”

Sid Salter saw through Jim Hood’s political smoke and Hood lashed back at him today. But it is clear to anyone observing, what the politics behind today’s special session really are.