Short and sweet.
Those are the only words to describe the beginning of the 2018 Mississippi Legislative session as both the House and Senate convened for the first time earlier today. During this year’s session topics such as a potential rewrite of MAEP, funding for Medicaid, Mississippi’s infrastructure and more will be discussed in-depth, but today was not that day.
Both houses of the Mississippi’s state government met for about a half hour to introduce guests and re-acclimate themselves with the space where they will spend the next few months debating how to better the future of the state.
Governor Phil Bryant posted a message to his Facebook hoping for a productive 2018 session.
A noteable moment came on the floor of the house when Rep. Steve Holland (District-16) announced that his dementia diagnosis has taken a turn for the better.
Rep @steveholland16 has taken a Point of Personal Privilege to ensure his constituents that his “fog has been lifted” and his dementia diagnosis has changed
— MS Statewatch (@MSStatewatch) January 2, 2018
The house will reconvene at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow while the senate will begin at 10:00 a.m.