Five Mississippi senators who represent the metro Jackson area have signed a letter asking Governor Tate Reeves to call a special session over the Jackson water crisis.
Senators Hillman Frazier, John Horhn, David Blount, Sollie Norwood, and Walter Michel penned the following letter:
“Dear Governor Reeves:
We write to ask you to call a special session of the Legislature to address the Jackson water crisis. The people of Jackson, Byram, Ridgeland, and Hinds County are in Day 32 of a boil water notice. Water pressure issues are shutting down schools, businesses, and government offices. Raw sewage discharge has closed the Pearl River. We need to act now.
This issue is too important to wait until January and the 2023 regular legislative session. We are confident the Jackson legislative delegation can work with you, Lt. Governor Hosemann, Speaker Gunn, and city leaders to find a solution.
We are happy to talk to you or your staff at any time about this critical issue. Thank you.”
During Monday night’s emergency press briefing, Governor Reeves did not call for a special session and said that he has no intention of doing so as of now.