Hood unhappy over snub by GOP-controlled House
Published: February 7,2012
JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is steamed because a state House committee wouldn’t let him testify on a bill that would cut his authority.
Under the bill, any state agency would be able to hire its own lawyer without Hood’s approval.
The House Judiciary Committee voted 13-10 today to approve the bill, setting it up for a vote of the full House as early as Thursday.
Republicans have been trying for years to limit Hood’s authority, now the lone Democrat in statewide office. They had discussed ways to inhibit him from hiring lawyers to pursue large cases against corporations. But yesterday’s bill instead gives every other agency head the ability to hire lawyers without Hood’s OK any time that an agency head finds that Hood can’t adequately represent the agency.
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