Gov. Phil Bryant faces a Friday deadline to do something — or not — with Senate Bill 2161, the “anti-Common Core” bill that anti-Common Core folk are hounding him to veto.
Bryant can: sign the bill into law, veto it, or do neither and let it pass into law without his signature.
My money would be on him stamping it with a veto, but his office has only said he’s still reviewing the measure.
My guess is Bryant’s office phone has been ringing off the hook from people calling for him to veto the measure. Stop Common Core in Mississippi, tea party and other groups have had a social media campaign for people to call his office and sign petitions urging him to veto the bill and to urge the Legislature to pass something that really stamps out Common Core.
On the other hand, Common Core supporters, such as the Mississippi Economic Council — the state’s chamber of commerce — have fallen very quiet.