Legislative update with teacher pay raises topping the discussions

By District 35 Rep. Joey Hood

Submitted photo Choctaw County Constables joined constables across the state at the Capitol to discuss their concerns. Pictured are Constable Thomas Raybourn, District 35 Rep. Joey Hood and Constable Chris Coleman.

Submitted photo
Choctaw County Constables joined constables across the state at the Capitol to discuss their concerns. Pictured are Constable Thomas Raybourn, District 35 Rep. Joey Hood and Constable Chris Coleman.

During the first part of the week, House members were devoted to addressing bills in committee in anticipation of the 8 p.m. deadline on February 4, 2014 to move all general bills and constitutional amendments out of committee and onto the House Calendar. Bills not reported out of committee by that deadline are dead for the Session.