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Reeves calls Mississippi special session for jobs project

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is calling lawmakers into special session Wednesday to consider incentives for an economic development project. Reeves says Monday that the company would make a $2.5 billion investment. He did not name the company but said the project includes a flat-rolled aluminum production facility and biocarbon production facilities. He did not immediately say what kind of incentives he will ask the Republican-controlled Legislature to approve. Democratic Rep. Kabir Karriem of Columbus told The Associated Press on Monday that the project will be for Lowndes County in the northeastern part of the state, near the Alabama border. This will be the first special session of the year for Mississippi legislators.