Barbour calling special session for bond issue

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he’s calling a special legislative session to begin Friday for at least one economic development bond issue.

Barbour made the announcement during a news conference Monday. Barbour said he will release details about the project or projects on Wednesday.

The governor controls the agenda during legislative sessions. Barbour, a Republican in the final year of his second term, has used special sessions for economic development projects in the past.

The legislature usually meets beginning in January.

The Associated Press