The state Legislature will reconvene Monday for a special session, in which it is expected to pass budgets for three state agencies.
On today’s episode, Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison gives a preview of the session (3:45), which probably won’t include much more than the budget issues. There had been talk of also addressing a state lottery, extra transportation funds, and an education funding rewrite, but it looks like those matters will require more time for lawmakers to gather information and reach a consensus on each.
Also today, reporter intern Kaitlin O’Dougherty discusses her story on the new Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center in Oxford (10:45). A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, but the center has been open for about seven weeks.
The center was started by the Fikes family, which has first-hand experience with adolescent drug addiction. The center has two homes – one to house boys ages 12 to 17 for 90 days, the other for boys and girls to be helped on an outpatient basis.
The recovery center welcomes adolescents from Mississippi and beyond, and each experience is tailored to the individual by people who understand what they’re going through.