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Meetings in Two Largest Senate Committee Rooms to be Webcasted in the 2021 Session

2020-12-23T10:25:43-06:00

Jackson, Miss.—The Mississippi Senate will add Room 409, the second largest committee room, to its webcasted spaces during the 2021 Legislative Session. In May, the Senate began webcasting meetings in Room 216, the former Mississippi Supreme Court chambers where most committee business is conducted on the Senate side of the Capitol. The COVID pandemic accelerated [...]

Meetings in Two Largest Senate Committee Rooms to be Webcasted in the 2021 Session2020-12-23T10:25:43-06:00

Lt. Governor Discusses Pandemic Concerns and Upcoming Session

2020-12-25T08:41:00-06:00

Biloxi, Miss. (WLOX) - With the pandemic taking center stage as the legislature is ready to convene on Jan. 5, lawmakers are planning to be extra careful. Earlier today we spoke with Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann about that and other state business. View Original Story

Lt. Governor Discusses Pandemic Concerns and Upcoming Session2020-12-25T08:41:00-06:00

PRESS RELEASE: Longtime Mississippi Educator Selected as Lt. Governor Hosemann’s State Board of Education Appointee

2020-12-14T17:20:34-06:00

Jackson, Miss. — A former educator with more than 40 years’ experience in Mississippi schools has been selected as Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann’s appointee to the State Board of Education. Dr. Ronnie L. McGehee of Madison has been selected to serve an eight-year term ending in July 2028, pending confirmation by the Mississippi Senate. The [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Longtime Mississippi Educator Selected as Lt. Governor Hosemann’s State Board of Education Appointee2020-12-14T17:20:34-06:00

Updated committee chairs for 2021 Legislative Session announced

2020-11-23T22:06:27-06:00

Jackson, Miss. (Lawrence County Press) - Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann announced several new committee chairs on Nov. 2. The resignations of Senators Sally Doty and Gary Jackson, plus the addition of two newly-elected Senators, Jason Barrett and Bart Williams, prompted the new assignments. “The Legislature has the significant responsibility of helping lead the state through [...]

Updated committee chairs for 2021 Legislative Session announced2020-11-23T22:06:27-06:00

2020-11-23T22:16:17-06:00

Pascagoula, Miss. (Mississippi Press) - Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann spent the day in Pascagoula Thursday, meeting with local school superintendents, giving a presentation to other local officials and meeting with Singing River Health System officials about the state’s ongoing battle with COVID-19. After spending the morning meeting with the local educators at the Pascagoula [...]

2020-11-23T22:16:17-06:00

PRESS RELEASE: Lt. Governor Congratulates Senators-Elect Bart Williams and Jason Barrett

2020-10-15T20:58:17-05:00

Jackson, Miss. - The below is attributable to Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann: “Senator-elect Bart Williams is a community leader and brings to the table more than 25 years’ experience as a small business owner. His perspective will be critical to growing our workforce and our economy, which is built on small businesses across Mississippi. Senator-elect [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Lt. Governor Congratulates Senators-Elect Bart Williams and Jason Barrett2020-10-15T20:58:17-05:00

Senate to Hold Hearings in Lull Before 2021 Session

2020-10-14T21:29:56-05:00

Jackson, Miss. (Y'all Politics) - The Mississippi Legislature has left the building after sine die in what was the longest session in Mississippi history. However, work is still happening among members. Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann is keeping senators busy with hearings scheduled throughout the month of October. He says he hopes that these hearings will [...]

Senate to Hold Hearings in Lull Before 2021 Session2020-10-14T21:29:56-05:00

PRESS RELEASE: Legislature Reappropriates More Than $60M in Coronavirus Relief Funds

2020-10-11T10:20:05-05:00

Jackson, Miss. - The Mississippi Legislature concluded its 2020 business by reappropriating more than $60 million from the Coronavirus Relief Funds allocated to the State from the federal government. Adjournment sine die, which officially ends the Session, is Saturday, October 10, 2020. New programs made possible by the reappropriations include: $13 million in a grant [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Legislature Reappropriates More Than $60M in Coronavirus Relief Funds2020-10-11T10:20:05-05:00

Lt. Governor Joins PSC to Honor Atmos Energy

2020-10-09T08:38:52-05:00

Jackson, Miss. (WLBT) - Atmos Energy is named a Mississippi Champion for the second year in a row. The Mississippi Public Service Commission, Speaker of the House, Philip Gunn and Lieutenant Governor, Delbert Hosemann present the company with the recognition on the steps of the State Capitol Tuesday. This is part of the Hire Mississippi [...]

Lt. Governor Joins PSC to Honor Atmos Energy2020-10-09T08:38:52-05:00

Lawmakers Approve New MEMA Warehouse

2020-10-15T21:03:33-05:00

Jackson, Miss. (WAPT) - The Mississippi Legislature has finished its session by making final appropriations that will help the state's response to the coronavirus. Among the last measures passed was House Bill 1808. The measure allows the purchase of a warehouse for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The 103,000 square foot warehouse on Mendell Davis Drive [...]

Lawmakers Approve New MEMA Warehouse2020-10-15T21:03:33-05:00