Monday, February 11, 2008

First Time in the Well

Today I handled my first bill on the House floor. House Bill 839, which extends the repealer on allowing hairbraiders to practice with just a registration passed today. Mississippi is staying open for hairbraiding business. After two questions from the floor, the bill passed.

Actually, there are 310 registered hairbraiders in the state. The registration is good because it allows for the legal practice of hairbraiding, which creates yet another skill and job opportunity in a segment of the population that has higher rates of poverty. So, you could say the legislature, through this act, created 310 new jobs in the past year and didn't have to give a single tax incentive.

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