Video: North Mississippi Lawmakers React to Republican Super Majority in State House of Representatives

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PRENTISS COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – The defection of a North Mississippi lawmaker gives the GOP a super majority in the Mississippi House.

Earlier this week, Representative Jody Steverson jumped the political aisle and is now a Republican. That gives the Republican Party 74 seats in the House,  a three fifths super majority.

We talked to lawmakers from both parties to see how the switch could impact state politics.

“We’re looking to, bring up, phasing out the income tax, personal income tax and also that franchise tax, it failed by four votes last year and also we will have enough votes this year to pass that, put some of the money back into the pockets of the working people.”

“I am a Democrat, but I always vote for whatever I think is best for us, I don’t believe Democrats fighting Republicans and Republicans fighting Democrats will do any good, I think we need to work for the people.”

House Speaker Philip Gunn has invited Democrats to switch their parties.

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