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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2008

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR ADDS FARISH STREET INITIATIVE TO CALL

 

(JACKSON, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour today amended the current Special Session call to include an initiative allowing the sale of alcohol in Jackson’s Farish Street historic district.

 

“At the request of a majority of members of the Hinds County legislative delegation and after conferring with the Speaker and Lieutenant Governor I am adding to the call language allowing certain business in the Farish Street historic district to sell alcohol,” Governor Barbour said.

 

Local economic developers believe allowing the sale of alcohol in the district will result in increased tax revenues and enhance the historic area as an entertainment attraction. Without legislative approval, alcohol sales would be banned because of the district’s location near a school, the Mississippi College School of Law.