SunHerald Editorial: Gov. Bryant has no reason to keep us in dark about special session

We appreciate the notice from Gov. Phil Bryant that he will call a special session in June to take care of some unfinished business but we can’t fathom why he won’t tell us what will be on the agenda…

…The governor should not keep us in suspense. We don’t want to see BP on this special session agenda at the last moment.

The Coast delegation, and the GOP majority, are too far apart. That is not an atmosphere for sound judgment. And the risk that the $100 million the state has received as part of a $750 million settlement for economic damages could be hijacked is too great.

That’s why we would rather Bryant say “yes” or “no” on the question of the BP money in the special session. And say it sooner rather than later.

SunHerald
4/30/17