Mississippi Legislative Analysis

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Expectations were sky-high. Republicans, after years of fighting against Democrats who controlled the state House of Representatives, took complete control of Mississippi's government in January for the first time
in 140 years.

That control helped the GOP accomplish many of its goals in the 2012 session including passing a budget that saves money for future years, cutting inventory taxes, limiting the attorney general's power and passing rules aimed at closing the state's sole abortion clinic.

But the session showed that Republican power is not unlimited, in part because not all Republicans agree on all issues.

Intra-Republican disagreement was most apparent on charter schools, where some House Republicans opposed bills backed by their leaders.


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  • by Real test on May 6, 2012 at 07:02 AM
    Spoken like a true Liberal Democrat. How will we know if the prices go down, or maybe not increase as they were scheduled to? Maybe an extra employee or two will be hired? Maybe a Business, seeing that Mississippi is trying to be "business friendly", will locate here? Yep, the Law hasn't even taken effect and you "bash" it. If it isn't a Law giving something to those with their hand out, then it's a bad law. Love the way you think! LOL
  • by bearhunter on May 5, 2012 at 10:06 PM
    the way i see it is it took 140 years for some people to wake up and smell the coffee. all the liberals, perverted homosexuals, and atheists finelly pushed the right buttons. stay the course mississippi. at least its good decent people not agreeing on things rather then stupid liberal democrats trying to impose the way of the 1930s germany on us.
  • by Gregory Location: Collinsville on May 5, 2012 at 11:18 AM
    Hey, Meridianites, have you seen any benefits from the inventory tax cut? What's that? Businesses don't lower their prices simply because they receive tax cuts? The devil you say. Golly gee whiz, it's almost as if Republicans don't do anything that will ACTUALLY improve the lives of the plebs. Who could have possibly predicted that? Oh, well, keep voting for them, and maybe they'll eventually deign to throw you a bone.
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      by planet earth on May 6, 2012 at 06:53 PM in reply to Gregory
      politicians get elected, then their number one job is to get re-elected, how do you do that...give the people who financed your election what they want, and they will finance your re-election. that is the way the game is played. the democrates do the same thing, only difference between a republican and a democrat is the special interest group that puts them in power and gives them money for re-election.
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      by Not Surprised on May 7, 2012 at 06:45 AM in reply to Gregory
      So far the trickle up poverty that your president has started is working all to well!!!
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