** FILE ** Mississippi state Reps. Jeffrey C. Smith (left) and Greg Snowden debate a bill regarding budget appropriations for public utilities staff during a special session of the state Legislature on July 10, 2009. (Associated Press)

** FILE ** Mississippi state Reps. Jeffrey C. Smith (left) and Greg Snowden debate a bill regarding budget appropriations for public utilities staff during a special session of the state Legislature on July 10, 2009. (Associated Press)