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What Does The Legislature Do?

The legislative branch is responsible for crafting laws and allocating financial resources for the state government, with its decisions subject to the governor's approval or veto.

Mississippi's Legislature consists of two chambers, namely the House and Senate, convening in regular sessions annually and holding special sessions only when called upon by the governor.

The House selects its leader, known as the speaker, from among its members. Meanwhile, the lieutenant governor, chosen through a statewide vote, presides over the Senate. The second-highest-ranking officer in the House is the speaker pro tempore, and in the Senate, it is the president pro tempore, both elected by the members of their respective chambers.

See how a bill gets passed by following the diagram below.

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