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Gov. Barbour Calls Special Session

Ian Scott on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 2:50:51 pm

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is calling legislators back to Jackson for a special session he hopes will last only one day.  The reason - to consider an incentives package for a company that plans to site a $300 million manufacturing plant in the state. 

Details are sparse at this stage, but AP reports that the project is not an automotive plant, and that the deal was signed during the Governor's recent 13 day business trip in Asia.

How many elected leaders will go to that length to create jobs?

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