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Special sessions rarely live up to the name

December 7, 2005View for printing

With the region still reeling three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) in September began calling lawmakers back to the capital in Jackson for a special session to aid the anxious riverboat casino industry and sort out the financial mess the storm left behind. Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D) waited until November, but, like her counterpart across the Mississippi River, she also called a special session to pare back the budget in response to the plunge in state revenue. Both governors were forced to use special sessions because their states’ part-time legislatures were out of session.

By Brian H. Kehrl, Special to

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