Tuesday state lawmakers began their regular legislative session in Jackson. There is a lot of work to be done. Like coming up with a balanced budget in tough economic times.
Last year, lawmakers went back to Jackson several times for special sessions for a variety of reasons, some good, and some not so good. And each time they did, it cost us, the taxpayers, thousands of dollars.
That should not be the case this year. We simply cannot afford the bill for any special session, let alone several. Lawmakers need to realize they are being paid well to do a job, and that job is passing laws and approving budgets within the 90 day time frame of the regular session. If they don't do that, they will have failed in the job they were hired to do.
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