Below is a press release from Lt. Governor Hosemann:
The following is attributable to Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann:
“Citizen-driven ballot initiatives are an important part of policy-making, and I support reenacting the ballot initiative process. I also support a medical marijuana program, as evidenced by the Senate twice passing back-stop legislation which did not survive in the House. We are in the process of talking to Senators about the Supreme Court ruling as it relates to both issues and how to proceed.
If the Governor chooses to call the Legislature back into Special Session, the Senate will be ready. Because Special Sessions are expensive, my preference is to approach this situation in an organized fashion so when we do return we can minimize costs to taxpayers.”
To learn more about Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann, visit www.ltgovhosemann.ms.gov.