WJTV reports the House Minority Leader wrote a letter to Gov. Phil Bryant about the possibility of him calling a special session to address the budget concerns for the upcoming fiscal year.
In the letter, Rep. David Baria said he hoped the governor would use his power to do so.
He also asked that Bryant gives legislators a notice of four to five days if he does plan on calling a special session so that they could properly prepare because many members have made summer plans for traveling with their families.
Baria, a Democrat, represents Hancock County in District 122.
Clay Chandler, Director of Communications for Gov. Bryant’s Office release this statement about the possible special session:
“Gov. Bryant is carefully watching revenues versus expenses for state government and will take proper actions to balance the budget if needed. This includes his constitutional right of calling a special session, if necessary.”
Read the full letter HERE.