File this one away under "Republican - Small Government": Rankin County representatives in the Legislature have filed a bill that would give the Rankin County Sheriff the ability to setup speed traps. (Exactly what that county's reputation needs right now.)
Here's the bill: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2012/pdf/HB/0600-0699/HB0663IN.pdf
Interestingly, I found several bills authored by Republicans that seek to give sheriff's deputies across the state the ability to use radar. All but two of them were written by members of the newly-minted House Republican majority.
In fact, no Democrats offered bills to allow the increased use of radar. The only Democratic bill on the subject was authored by Rep. Bobby Moak, who seeks to prohibit state troopers from running radar within cities and ensure that no radar can be used within 1,000 feet of a 10 mph reduction in the speed limit.
Party of small government, indeed.