Lt. Gov. Hosemann Touts Impact of Tourism Industry on Miss.

Jackson, Miss. (Winston County Journal) - Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and tourism professionals from the Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA) gathered today at the state Capitol to tout the impact of their industry on Mississippi’s economy. Though not in attendance, Governor Tate Reeves, a tourism supporter noted, “Mississippians have diverse, fascinating stories to tell, and I appreciate the thousands of people in our tourism industry who help us share those stories every day.  There’s a reason we’re called the ‘Hospitality State.’ Once a visitor sees the beauty of our state and experiences our hospitality firsthand, they want to come back. I thank the Mississippi Tourism Association for all they do for our small business owners and for our great state.” “We [...]

19 Public School Administrators Named to Lt. Gov. Advisory Council

Jackson, Miss. (Y'all Politics) - Last year, Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann vowed to seek input from Mississippi’s public educators when considering legislation impacting public schools.  To help him fulfill the promise, Hosemann named 19 public school leaders from across the State to an Administrator Advisory Council today. “For Mississippi to succeed, our public schools must succeed,” said Hosemann, who plans to name a separate advisory council of teachers in early February. “This requires us to listen to educators and address their needs. I look forward to working with this group and other administrators to continue advancing student achievement and supporting our schools.” The Advisory Council includes representatives from each of nine regions: Northeast, Golden Triangle, East Central, Pine Belt, Coast, [...]

Miss. Legislature: First Bills Include Teacher Pay Raise

Jackson, Miss. (Clarion Ledger) - The first bills of the 2020 Mississippi legislative session have been filed and they include a Senate measure that would increase teacher salaries by $1,000. Other Senate bills posted this week include a wildlife trafficking ban, authorization for a second state song, a requirement universities display the state flag or have their funding pulled, and a reduction of the size of the Legislature starting in 2024. About 50 measures have been posted thus far, many perennial favorites that won't get far in the lawmaking process. But Senate Bill 2001, filed by Sen. Dennis DeBar, R-Leakesville, and Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson — newly-named leaders of the Senate Education Committee — should quickly gain traction. It would [...]

Hosemann Talks Goals, Challenges for his First Session

Jackson, Miss. (Mississippi Today) - Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann joins Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the Legislature in 2020 and how he feels “a heavy weight” to represent Mississippians who have little trust in state government. Listen Here

Lt. Gov. Tours Storm Damage in North Mississippi

DeSoto County, Miss. (Fox 13 Memphis) - Mississippi Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann spent Monday morning looking at the damage left behind from Saturday’s storms. That storm system dropped two tornadoes in North Mississippi, an EF-1 and an EF-2, according to the National Weather Service. Hosemann estimated over 200 homes in DeSoto County were affected by the storms. Hosemann first stopped at Larry Woods’ house. FOX13 first met Woods on Saturday, minutes after the tornado ripped the roof off his house and knocked down several tree’s. On Monday, Woods got a visit from the Lt.Governor. Woods told FOX13 he appreciates the visit. “It’s a good feeling to know that the people, that everyone is concerned, and they want to do what [...]

Lt. Governor Announces Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs in Senate

Jackson, Miss. (Clarion Ledger) - Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann announced committee assignments for the Mississippi Senate Friday morning. The Senate has almost as many committees (42) as it does senators (52), and some committees are more powerful than others. While Republicans took almost all of what's considered the top jobs, Hosemann did appoint Democrats to some chairmanships. Sen. Briggs Hopson, R-Vicksburg, will chair the Appropriations Committee. Sen. Josh Harkins, R-Flowood, takes over the Finance Committee from Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, who will chair the Highways and Transportation Committee. At a time when violence at Mississippi prisons is national news, Sen. Juan Barnett, D-Heidelberg, was appointed chair of the Corrections Committee. Barnett said he did not specifically ask for the chairmanship, [...]