The plan is buoyed by better-than-expected revenues and comes in at $618.6 million less than the current budget.
Supporters of the policy, including the state health officer, have said it would help improve health outcomes in Mississippi.
The appointed judges would not be required to live in Jackson or Hinds County.
The family has hired Louisiana attorney Ronald Haley.
She is the first Arkansan to deliver the response to a President’s State of the Union since Bill Clinton as Governor in 1985.
‘The fact of the matter is that an agency that has failed repeatedly to get its own house in order cannot be trusted to privately conduct an investigation into problems it is causing.’
‘My concern is we’ll end up where we ended up in the fall.’
Some liken the measure to the Florida law that opponents dubbed ‘Don’t Say Gay.’
Many issues remain unresolved at this legislative midpoint.