While Republicans have a majority in the state House for the first time since the 1800s, Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, said it’s not the first time he’s been in the minority.
“It is a little bit of a learning curve” being in the minority, Moak said Monday where he was the guest speaker at the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute of Government/Capitol press corps luncheon. “It is not new for me.”
Moak said some legislators might be basing their votes on the fact that the new Republican leadership has yet to redraw legislative districts. He said he learned in the early 1990s as a member of the group that lost the speaker’s fight “that really doesn’t work.”
Moak said thus far it appears Republicans have established an agenda where they are handling only one item at a time.