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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 16, 2007

 

A RESPONSE LETTER TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FROM GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR

 

HAND DELIVERY
Attorney General Jim Hood
Post Office Box 220
Jackson, MS 39205

 

Dear Attorney General Hood:

 

Thank you for your letter and request for me to order State Farm and other insurers to sell homeowners and commercial property insurance in our state. Having considered my statutory and constitutional emergency powers including the statute you cited in your letter, I have no authority to force a private company to sell its products in the State of Mississippi.

 

Sincerely,

 

Haley Barbour