Musgrove Not Shy About Calling Special Sessions

Gov. Ronnie Musgrove gave a Neshoba County Fair speech Thursday praising Mississippi's job creation efforts and calling for more improvements in public education. He offered no new proposals but said he'll call special legislative sessions whenever he sees an important need.

During a special session Tuesday, the second called by Musgrove this year, lawmakers approved a $31.5 million incentive package they hope will boost high-tech development in and around Jones County.

"If there's ever any doubt by anyone who does not think that I will call a special session to deal with the important issues, such as making sure that our business climate is good and making sure that our doctors are able to have medical malpractice insurance so that people will have health care, they better think again because we will do that,'' Musgrove told an overflow crowd at Founder's Square pavilion.

One of the day's most anticipated political speeches was canceled because Attorney General Mike Moore was in New York for the arrests of two former WorldCom executives. Many at the fair had hoped to hear whether Moore, a Democrat in his fourth term as attorney general, would announce if he's running for governor next year. Moore has not said when he will reveal his political plans.