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Thursday is the last day of legislative session in Mississippi

Updated: Apr. 1, 2021 at 6:59 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - April 1 is the last day of the legislative session as state lawmakers are wrapping up their work at the capitol.

Lawmakers have passed several bills during the three-month session that await Governor Tate Reeves to sign or veto them.

The governor has already signed a bill to allow state employees to get a pay raise next year. Just this week, he also signed a bill to give teachers a thousand-dollar pay increase.

Lawmakers also passed a few criminal-justice reform bills, which would give more inmates a chance at parole. Another would protect pregnant inmates by banning certain types of restraints.

Any bill passed and signed by the governor will go into law on July 1.

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