Gov. Bryant hopes lawmakers discuss Lottery Bill during special session

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Mississippi lawmakers hoped a state lottery bill would pass during last legislative session.

However, the House Bill died in January and Governor Bryant is hoping the idea will rise again during a special called session that must take place before July.

“The one source of revenue I know that is available, will be a state lottery" said Governor Bryant. He said a state lottery can help with Mississippi's budget and especially state infrastructure.

Bryant continued, "Arkansas did $85 million last year, they are about the same population that we are. It is important, that we continue to help fund infrastructure, and this is one of the ways that we can do.”

A special session is in the works after the Legislature finished the session with unfinished budgets.

Governor Bryant has yet to announce a date for the special called session. The new budget year will begin July 1.

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