Mississippi lawmakers inched toward an agreement Friday to let the Public Service Commission hire three staff members to evaluate legal and financial documents from utility companies.
The Senate voted to let the PSC fill three vacant staff positions and to redefine the duties of those jobs.
The proposal awaited consideration in the Democratic-led House, which had voted earlier Friday to create three new jobs for the PSC.
The Senate did not consider a House proposal to give $8.2 million to community mental health centers.
The mental health funding was not on the special session agenda controlled by Gov. Haley Barbour.
Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant said the state constitution specifies that during special sessions, lawmakers may only consider items put on the agenda by the governor.