Gunn says 13 black lawmakers to attend Southern Legislative Conference


Gunn says 13 black lawmakers to attend Southern Legislative Conference

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Gov. Phil Bryant says MSU is ignoring state law with flag, and he wishes the flag would be out before voters again. By Geoff Pender

House Speaker Philip Gunn.(Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP)

House Speaker Philip Gunn says 13 black state lawmakers have committed to attend the Southern Legislative Conference in Biloxi.
In May, the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus announced plans to boycott the conference over the state flag. The conference is slated to bring lawmakers and other government officials from 15 states to Mississippi July 29-Aug. 2.
“We are anticipating more than 1,300 attendees this year and are looking forward to …

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