Mississippi legislature called to special session on big business plan


rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Mississippi – 2022-10-31 13:09:03

Gov. Tate Reeves, center, speaks of how he and House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, left, and fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, right, are now working on a deal about how to spend $1.2 billion in CARES Act funds, during Reeves' daily news conference, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Jackson, Miss.

Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday called a special session of the Mississippi Legislature to convene Wednesday regarding a possible $2.5 billion business investment that would include aluminum and biocarbon production facilities.

The session will begin 10 a.m. Wednesday, the governor announced in a tweet Monday, and he said it may only last one day.

The economic development project “includes a flat-rolled aluminum production facility, biocarbon production facilities, and certain other industrial facilities,” according to a release. “It will also include infrastructure improvement projects. The…

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