Special session could last longer than 1 day

JACKSON — House Speaker Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi, said a full agenda will pose a challenge to completing today’s special legislative session in one day.

Gov. Haley Barbour called the session to deal with an economic-development project, but other items have been added to the lawmakers’ workload, including a proposal to ban synthetic marijuana.

McCoy said he hopes the session can be held to one day, as proposed by Barbour, but the agenda “is a good bit more complicated than I had imagined. It will take some time.

“But the committee dealing with the project will meet (today). So it should have a good understanding of the project.”

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