Speaker Philip Gunn repeats need of special session to deal with medical worker shortages

House Speaker Philip Gunn on Monday reiterated his support for a special legislative session to pass a medical marijuana program and dole out federal relief funds to Mississippi hospitals dealing with staffing shortages. While speaking to the Daily Journal’s editorial board, the Republican leader of the House of Representatives also said he has requested Republican Gov. Tate Reeves call lawmakers back into a special session to approve death benefit payments for first responders who die of COVID-19 and appropriate funds for shelters that help survivors of domestic violence.Daily Journal, Read More.

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