Lawmakers Called Back

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Gov. Haley Barbour is calling lawmakers into special session next Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. to address changes for Mississippi's civil justice laws.

Barbour announced the special session Thursday during a news conference at his Capitol office. He said the call also would include voter ID legislation.

The governor had warned lawmakers that if civil justice legislation weren’t passed during the 2004 regular session, which ended this past weekend, he would bring them back into session.

The House and Senate could not reach a compromise on the issue, and the main sticking point was a $250,000 cap.