Governor to Call Special Session

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he will call lawmakers into special session to deal with a project in what he calls the state's "auto corridor."

The Commercial Appeal reports Bryant talked about the special session Monday in Oxford.

Bryant says he's trying to determine the starting date, and he expects to have news later this week about the project.

Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock confirmed the governor's remarks to The Associated Press.

It's not unusual for Mississippi governors to call lawmakers into special session to consider incentives for big economic development projects.

Some lawmakers have said they expect this session to deal with an automotive supplier near West Point.

Mississippi has two automotive manufacturers, Nissan near Canton and Toyota near Blue Springs.

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