Budget talks resume
JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers return to the Capitol today with hopes of finishing their three-month session this week.
The House and Senate are scheduled to consider dozens of bills to fund state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The budget will be about $5.5 billion.
Republican Gov. Haley Barbour is also asking lawmakers to resolve funding for a Mississippi civil rights museum and a comprehensive state history museum.
He wants the museums built next to each other a few blocks from the Capitol in downtown Jackson.
Redistricting is still pending. It’s unclear whether lawmakers will agree on plans to update boundaries for the 122 House districts and 52 Senate districts.