Thursday, July 2, 2009
Special session convened for state budget
Report from the MS Senate
The Legislature is convened in special session to consider the FY2009-2010 state budget. With the midnight Tuesday deadline fast approaching, both houses are working feverishly to have a full budget in place to ensure continuity of state government.
On Sunday, we worked late into the night, passing many appropriation bills that together will make up the state budget. Among the highlights Sunday, we passed an amended appropriation bill for the Motor Vehicle Ad Valorem Tax Reduction Fund (Car Tag Credit).
I co-authored that amendment with Senator Jack Gordon (D-Okolona), Senator Terry Brown (R-Columbus), Senator Nickey Browning (D-Pontotoc) and others. This issue has been of great concern to people all across our state and I will continue to do everything I can to make sure the fund is fully funded when the new fiscal year begins later this week.
Reps. Buck, Gadd, Woods and I asked the Governor to add, to the Special Session Call, the local and private legislation to allow Marshall County to move forward with construction of a sewage collection and treatment system for the area of U.S. Hwy. 72 and Cayce Road, which he did.
We have introduced this legislation and hopefully will be able to move it forward so that the county can proceed with the project.
I can be reached at the Capitol while in session at (601) 359-3221, by cell phone at (662) 224-4126 or by e-mail at: email@example.com. The Senate mailing address is P.O. Box 1018, Jackson, MS 39215.
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