Judge grants restraining order against state lawmakers - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Judge grants restraining order against state lawmakers

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A few Democrats are slowing work to a crawl in the Mississippi Legislature, and one has gotten a court order against the Republican House leader.
           
Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford filed a complaint against Speaker Philip Gunn because the House used a computerized voice to speed-read bills most of Wednesday.
           
Democrats in the House and two in the Senate demanded that bills be read aloud for most of the day, saying they think the Republican super majority is ignoring Democrats' ideas. Reading bills is a delay tactic used when lawmakers are dissatisfied about how work is done.
           
Gunn called Hughes' complaint a "stunt."
           
Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd issued a temporary restraining order saying bills must be read "in a normal speed." Hughes and Gunn are both attorneys.

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