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Mississippi legislative session begins.

By Jeffrey Hess | Published 08 Jan 2013 02:22pm | comments

Nearly all of the 174 Senators and Representatives returned to the state Capitol for the start of the 2013 legislative session on Tuesday.  In addition to passing a balanced state budget, top lawmakers say they will focus on expanding Mississippi’s charter school law and debate surrounding the option to expand the state’s  Medicaid program is also expected.  Lawmakers are also expected to address smaller issues such as a ban on texting while driving.

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