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Gov. decides to join lawsuit against healthcare law

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Governor Haley Barbour decided to join a lawsuit against the federal healthcare law without the attorney general.

Barbour notified Jim Hood Tuesday that Mississippi will join the multi-state bi-partisan lawsuit against the healthcare law likely in mid-May.

Barbour wrote, "The legislation would prove disastrous for Mississippi's economy, its budget and its taxpayers who would see their premiums and taxes increased as a result of it."

Despite requests from the governor, Hood refused to join the lawsuit on behalf of the state.

Barbour said Michael B. Wallace of Wise Carter, child and Caraway, P.A., will guide Mississippi's role in the lawsuit at no cost to the state.

Mississippi will join the lawsuit once Florida files its amended complaint.

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