Special session agenda still undecided

Everyone agrees that Gov. Phil Bryant will call a special session before July 1 to take up three appropriations bills that died during the just-completed 2017 regular session.

But could a lottery also be on the agenda when the Republican governor calls the special session?

Clay Chandler, a spokesman for Bryant, said simply Monday in an emailed response, “The governor will decide between now and the special session whether the lottery – and anything else unrelated to the agency budgets – will be included in the call.”

The governor has the authority to set the agenda for special sessions.

Daily Journal
4/11/17