Mississippi This Week: Special Session? HB 1523 Lawsuit and Ed Dept. controversy

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This week in Mississippi, there is a chance that Governor Phil Bryant could call a special session to give him the authority to pull more money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund if revenue collection in June doesn’t result in the state’s budget being in balance.

State education superintendent Dr. Carey Wright says no work was duplicated by two companies with ties to her former coworkers.

And the Attorney General’s office is busy defending the state of Mississippi. A fourth lawsuit has been filed over the so called “religious freedom” law, and Planned Parenthood is suing the state for banning Medicaid funds from any entity that performs abortions.