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Legislation in the works for emergency takeover of Jackson city government

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Representative Mark Baker is currently drafting legislation that would grant Governor Phil Bryant direct control over Jackson's city government.

This would be similar to what Michigan Governor Rick Snyder had over the city governments of Detroit and Flint through the appointment of Emergency Managers.  

When we spoke to Baker he said the legislation had not yet been drafted but, “I’m working on it.This is something I’m looking at.”

Governor Bryant said that he was unaware of the legislation.

"I don't see any universe in which I would takeover responsibility for the City of Jackson," he told us.

We reached out to the city for comment and we were told that they would get back to us soon. 

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