House Medicaid Committee chairman Bobby Howell, R-Kilmichael, foreground, encourages the body to vote against a state employees pay raise amendment presented by Rep. Johnny Stringer, D-Montrose, ... more 
House Medicaid Committee chairman Bobby Howell, R-Kilmichael, foreground, encourages the body to vote against a state employees pay raise amendment presented by Rep. Johnny Stringer, D-Montrose, during debate over a Medicaid appropriations bill at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. The amendment failed. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rogelio V. Solis
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 7:48 PM EST