Lt. Governor Celebrates Amazon Facility Opening in Madison County

Madison, Miss. (Clarion Ledger) - After years of work, an open field in Canton has completed its transformation into Mississippi's first robotic sorting center that could one day employ upwards of 1500 people. A number of Amazon officials and prominent politicians — including Gov. Tate Reeves. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Congressman Michael Guest — were in attendance for the grand opening event Thursday morning. Madison County Board of Supervisors President Paul Griffin began proceedings with a metaphorical fishing story that began about 18 years ago. Unlike many fishing stories, Griffin promised his was true. "My board, Madison County Board of Supervisors, and previous boards went fishing for a big fish to put right [...]

Hosemann Announces Re-Election Bid, Discusses Pro-Child Policies at Neshoba

Neshoba County, Miss. (Vicksburg Post) - Vicksburg native and Mississippi Lieutenant Gov. Delbert Hosemann spoke Wednesday during political speeches at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss. During the speech, Hosemann, who was joined on stage by his wife Lynn, announced a bid for re-election. “By statute, the Lieutenant Governor’s position is part-time, and I promise you I’m going to have a full-time effort,” he said. “Lynn and I were talking about this on the way up here, if you will hire me again for another four years, I plan to come back and work for you.” Hosemann devoted much of his speech to addressing the next steps after a trigger law recently banned abortion in the state. “I’m so [...]

Lt. Gov. Hosemann Wants to Issue Tax Rebate to Taxpayers This Year

Neshoba County, Miss. (Northside Sun) - In his Neshoba County Fair speech on Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said that with state coffers at historically full levels, “This year, it’s time to give you your money back.” “It’s not the government’s money,” Hosemann said. “It’s your money.” Hosemann said that lawmakers could have provided a rebate last year, but were focused on passing the largest income tax cut in state history. In setting up his proposed rebate, he told fairgoers, “Inflation is scaring me. The possibility of a recession is scaring me.” Mississippi, like most states, is collecting an unprecedented amount of revenue thanks to a number of factors, including federal COVID-19-relief money directed to the states, inflation and strong [...]

Lt. Governor Advocates for Accurate Census Count

Holly Springs, Miss. (South Reporter) - Reports that the state lost population during the past decade were incorrect based on follow-up research done by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is probable, though, based on the Census Bureau’s follow-up work, that most – if not all – of the population growth the state experienced since the 2010 Census was among Mississippi’s racial minority groups. The bureau, using various types of statistical sampling of households, vital records and other data, released a U.S. Census report earlier this month surmising the population of Mississippi and five other states was under-counted in the official 2020 U.S. Census. There were eight other states with significant over-counts. Mississippi’s population was under-counted by 4.11%, according to the [...]

LeFleur’s Bluff Project Critical to Capital City, Hosemann Says

Jackson, Miss. (Northside Sun) - New additions to LeFleur’s Bluff Complex in Jackson are in the works, despite the governor’s veto of $13.2 million that the Legislature approved for additions to the complex during the 2022 session. Gov. Tate Reeves vetoed the funding because he deemed it “inappropriate” ways to spend taxpayer money, saying the city of Jackson has other needs such as more police officers. Susan Garrard, president and chief executive officer of the Mississippi Children’s Museum, said the masterplan for the green space that connects the children’s museum and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science dates to 2018 and was meant to be completed in phases. “We are still committed to the masterplan,” she said. “We have a [...]

Lt. Gov. Honors Fallen Officers at Highway Patrol Ceremony

Jackson, Miss. (WLBT) - This week, many are pausing to honor police and other law enforcement for their contributions. On Tuesday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol held their own ceremony honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice: their fallen officer memorial ceremony. It honors the lives of highway patrolmen who died in the line of duty. It also honors all the men and women who fall under the umbrella of the Department of Public Safety. “And it’s really a sign to me, that uniform is a sign of the security that it represents,” said Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann. “If you are in difficulty, you want to see a man or woman in uniform. That uniform stands for something.” Family members of [...]