By Jennifer Lenain, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
Gov. Phil Bryant has called an economic special session that will bring legislators to Jackson Friday to vote on an economic development project.
According to The Associated Press, Bryant gave no details about the project nor did he say what kind of incentives legislators will be asked to consider.
House Appropriations Committee Chair Herb Frierson could not give much information Wednesday on the project but said, “It is a major economic impact and is located in the West Point, Miss. area.”
“Anything that will help create jobs,” he said in his support of the project.
“We don’t really know exactly what it is,” District 47 Sen. Tony Smith said. “Typically, I would support anything that would bring industry in.”
“We will meet early Friday morning in order to be briefed on the project,” House and Means Committee Chair Mark Formby said Wednesday.
“At 10 a.m., we will recess back into committee,” he said. “Hopefully, we’ve gone through the debate process and take a vote.”
“I am always going to be in favor of economic development programs in the state,” Formby said. “It benefits the whole state, creating more tax revenue, regardless where it is generated.”