Hood Files Suit over Veto of Trooper Supplements

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a complaint in Hinds County Chancery Court over the governor's veto of salary supplements for the state's highway patrol troopers.

A court clerk said the complaint was filed Monday. It also lists House Speaker Billy McCoy and House Appropriations Johnny Stringer as plaintiffs. Hood and the lawmakers are Democrats.

Gov. Haley Barbour's veto applied to parts of a Senate Bill. The Republican struck down the supplements and a provision that required the state to continue paying compensation time for some troopers.

Hood's office issued an opinion that the partial veto is unconstitutional. A spokesman for Gov. Barbour said he has not yet seen the complaint.

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