This Week: 2017 legislative session is a wrap

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Topping news in Mississippi this week, both chambers of the Legislature adjourned Wednesday. Some bills passed by the House and Senate received a lot of attention: The Blue, Red and Med Lives Matter Act, campaign finance reform and revising governance of 26 state occupational boards. Here’s a look at three additional bills that are on their way to the governor’s desk or already have been signed into law.

  • If chemicals that replace the traditional injection cocktail meet legal resistances, the gas chamber, electrocution and firing squad, in that order, would be the next options available for carrying out the death penalty.
  • A new law opens opportunities for the University of Mississippi Medical Center to strike partnerships and buy equipment.
  •  Craft breweries can sell beer in on-site brewpubs and up to two cases of beer a customer per day.