The leaders of the Mississippi Republican party say they are not planning to slow down in the 2014 legislative session. MPB’s Jeffrey Hess reports the Governor, Lt. Governor and Speaker of the House all believe they can build on a string of conservative legislative successes.
All three men spoke at a political event in Jackson yesterday and listed a series of what they considered their political successes such as cutting taxes, expanding the charter school law, and limiting state spending.
Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn says Republicans remain united heading into their third year in control of both chambers of the legislature.
“I would say that I think we have built a great team at the capitol over the past two years. The things we have passed, the things we have accomplished establish the fact that we are moving in the right direction. I think most Mississippians agree with that,” Gunn said.
Governor Phil Bryant agrees that Republicans are on the same page and predicted that public safety will be the corner stone of the session which begins in January.