Lawmakers Work Weekend

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A half dozen legislators will be back at the Capitol Sunday afternoon to negotiate on a bond bill. Talks started Friday, but didn't get very far.

The bill was sent into negotiations between the House and Senate after Gov. Haley Barbour threatened to veto it because of minority set-aside provisions. Barbour says the set-asides are unacceptable racial quotas.

But House Ways and Means Chairman Percy Watson said the set-asides are optional, not mandatory.

Friday was the special legislative session's tenth day. The full House and Senate return to the Capitol Monday afternoon.

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