Mississippi This Week: 1523 halted; Gov. Bryant calls special session

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Thirty minutes before Mississippi’s so called “Religious Accommodations” law was set to become state law, U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and granted a preliminary injunction. So for now, House Bill 1523 won’t become Mississippi law.

Also this week,¬†Governor Phil Bryant called for a special session for the Mississippi legislature on Tuesday to make up for a shortfall in the state’s fiscal year 2016 budget. After Senate Bill 2001 was passed by both chambers of the legislature, Bryant was authorized to pull money from the state’s rainy day fund to balance the budget.