Governor Barbour has reportedly notified some legislators that the Special Session to solve the state’s budget crisis will convene on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
There will be three calls.
1. To authorize basic state services (which will take the pressure off of July 1).
2. To pass a bill for the equal taxation of non participating tobacco products
3. To agree on a medicare fix.
Reportedly, there is not full agreement on Medicare between Governors and House Democrats loyal to Speaker Billy McCoy yet, and it could still stall out. However, it is likely very close with both sides likely betting the other will bend a bit amid the pressure of a session.
We will have more as it comes available.