Rep. Cecil Brown joined Managing Editor Keith Plunkett to discuss Brown’s bill HB 499. The bill would have done away with the state requirement for inspection stickers on motor vehicles. However, following passage in the State House by a 112 to 5 vote, the bill never made it out of committee in the State Senate.
Brown discusses his plans for moving the legislation to passage in the 2014 session.
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Those people that tell you you’re going to lose your 13th check or that your benefits are going to be affected are desperate. They are simply trying to use you for political purposes and they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
Lt. Governor Phil Bryant
We stand united in our defense of Mississippi retirees against this type of irresponsibility. Democrats have chosen to demagog this issue because they have nothing else to offer the citizens of Mississippi in terms of positive ideas on how to move our state forward during these tough times. Our firefighters, police officers, teachers, and first responders deserve better treatment than to be used in this type of political theater.
Senator Chris McDaniel
What has been very clear from the beginning of this effort is that Democrat’s had little use for the facts. They have purposefully twisted information to suit their political needs knowing full well that the state has a contractual obligation to protect state retirees. The law is clear that we must honor those contracts. Democrats use of fear to attempt to gain political advantage shows how desperate they have become.”
Senator Michael Watson
I find the Democrat’s willingness to use shameful scare tactics to be an insult to the intelligence of the thousands of people who dedicate themselves to the betterment of our state every day.
Senator Giles Ward
“We need serious discussion about maintaining a stable public retirement system, not scare tactics to frighten voters. There is not a legislative attempt to take away the cost-of-living adjustment or what is commonly known as the 13th check. The very state leaders who are looking out for the longterm solvency of the system are the very ones being vilified by some. Current retirees, state employees and Mississippi taxpayers deserve better.”
Senator Doug Davis
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