Barbour on right side of museum

Gov. Haley Barbour announced Thursday his intention to call a special session of the Legislature on Monday to deal with the question of funding a state civil rights museum and a state history museum.

A special session gives the Legislature one more opportunity to do the right thing in terms of the civil rights museum. As outlined in a prior column, this is an issue that’s unfamiliar territory for Barbour in that he’s in political lockstep with the House Democratic leadership and battling his usually loyal Republican political allies in the state Senate.

Clarion Ledger
4/1/11