2023 session begins for Mississippi State Legislature in Jackson

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2023-01-04 05:04:06

Mississippi legislators and visitors mill around the state Capitol in Jackson, before lawmakers convened for the noon start of the 2023 legislative session Tuesday.

The Mississippi returned to Jackson Tuesday, two months after it adjourned from a one-day special session and nine months after the end of the 2022 regular session.

As senators, representatives and staff greeted each other in the hallways of the capitol and formally gaveled in inside the chambers, leaders announced a number of priorities they hope to see passed over the next three months.

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, who is entering his final term, reiterated a number of agenda-items from past sessions, including income tax elimination. Gunn led a group of…

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