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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. Gov. Study Group for Women, Children and Families Solicits Input From Public

Jackson, Miss. (Mississippi Today) - A committee Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann created to study the needs of women, children and families in the wake of Roe v. Wade abortion rights being overturned has scheduled four hearings and wants written input from the public. Hosemann said on Thursday the bipartisan, nine-member Senate Study Group on Women, Children and Families will hold hearings at the Capitol on September 27 and 28, and on October 25 and 26. The hearings will be webcast, archived and open to the public. The public is invited to email written testimony to WCFStudyGroup@senate.ms.gov. The comments will be presented to the full committee. House Speaker Philip Gunn last month also announced he was creating a similar committee — the [...]

Outdoor Stewardship Board Members Named by Hosemann

Jackson, Miss. (SuperTalk) - As Mississippi looks to conserve and improve its outdoors through the creation of an outdoor stewardship trust fund, Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann has named his three appointments to the seven-member board in charge of providing the relative grants to do just that. Denny Terrell of Kosciusko (1st Supreme Court District), Joe Cloyd of Ocean Springs (2nd Supreme Court District), and Mat Lipscomb of DeSoto County (3rd Supreme Court District) are the first three appointments to the legislatively-created Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. The other four trustees from each of the state’s congressional districts will be selected by Governor Tate Reeves. “These individuals bring a keen business sense, strong work ethic, and [...]

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 [...]