Arts Center Bill Passes

Seed money for Meridian's Arts and Entertainment Center is one step closer to a reality.

The House narrowly passed a bond bill Thursday that includes the governor's "Momentum Mississippi" bill.

That measure also has $2 million to help start the center, to be built at Bonita Lakes.

The Senate has already passed the bill. It passed the House 68-45, getting the minimum number of votes necessary for a three-fifths majority.