JACKSON, MISS– The bill that expands regional control over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport has been signed into law.
The bill adds four regionally picked delegates to Jackson’s currently standing 5-seat board, bringing the total to 9 members.
The regionally selected board members will come from Hinds, Madison, and Rankin counties.
Those opposed to the bill used arguments of racism to back their distaste for the bill.
The controversial bill sparked filibustering actions on the House floor, such as having every bill read aloud. The bill was still brought up, and after hours of discussion on the floor, it passed on to the governor’s desk.
Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber promises to question the constitutionality of the law in court.
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