Legislature Set to Improve Rural Physician and Dentistry Programs, Lt. Gov. Hosemann Says

Jackson, Miss. (Magnolia Tribune) - A recent report by the State Auditor’s office looked at two programs which aim to address shortages within Mississippi’s healthcare system. The two programs are the Mississippi Rural Physicians and Dentists Scholarship Programs. “The nation is experiencing extreme shortages in our healthcare workforce and Mississippi is no exception. Incentivizing our graduates in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and allied health professions to stay in rural Mississippi is part of the solution. We also have a responsibility to examine these programs and determine how we can make them as effective as possible,” said Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann. The dentistry program has been in place since 2013, while the physicians’ scholarship program was started in 2007. These scholarships aim [...]

Hosemann Helps Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Army Corps Vicksburg District

Vicksburg, Miss. (Vicksburg Post) - Employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District joined local officials, residents and Division retirees to celebrate the Vicksburg District’s 150th anniversary at its headquarters on Halls Ferry Road. The event featured comments by Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and District commander Col. Christopher Klein and video presentations on the District’s history and the experiences of retired employees. View Original Story (Aug. 25, 2023)

LTG Sets Sights on Healthcare, Tax Cuts

Jackson, Miss. (MPB) - Healthcare, tax cuts and environmental issues are all topics that the Lt. Governor plans to tackle in the coming months. While all of these were discussed and debated by lawmakers in 2023’s session, he says the "work is not done." Following the Dobbs decision, Hosemann tapped a committee of senators to focus on the well-being of women and children in the state. Hosemann hopes to establish something similar for healthcare as a whole to confront hospital closures and disparities in access to care. “And during the last few months, I've discussed it in detail, but I believe healthcare is a salient point for the legislature this year and we need to go find out what's going [...]

Incumbent Hosemann Wins Republican Nomination for Lt. Governor

Jackson, Miss. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann defeated state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the state’s bitter Republican primary for lieutenant governor Tuesday, staving off a primary challenge for one of the most powerful positions in Mississippi government. The results are the culmination of a contest that divided conservatives and turned increasingly nasty in its final weeks. Hosemann, 76, is seeking a second term as lieutenant governor after serving three terms as secretary of state. He called McDaniel a “pathological liar” during the campaign and decried the coarse tone of the race in a victory speech Tuesday. “There are people on the internet that really are gutless. And what they do is spew venom for just people they don’t even [...]

Lt. Hosemann Reflects on Successful 2023 Session

Magee, Miss. (Magee News) - The below statement is attributable to Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann: “From a $600 million-plus infrastructure plan to legislation strengthening our elections process, providing options for the continued collaboration of hospitals, and increasing the number of doctors and nurses in Mississippi, the Session has been an overwhelming success. The State is in excellent fiscal condition, we are paying off debt, our personal and business taxes are decreasing, and we have adopted a conservative budget which funds necessary services. I am particularly proud of the Senate’s earlier 52-0 commitment to fully funding the education of our children. Our Senators’ leadership on this issue resulted in an additional $100 million for our schools, which will fund local supplements for [...]

Lt. Gov. Hosemann Appoints Madison Schools Parent to Charter Schools Board

Madison, Miss. (Y'all Politics) - “Marcy is smart, hard-working, patient, and organized. She also has a heart for our schools and educators,” Hosemann said. “Ensuring our charter schools are high-quality is of critical importance and Marcy will take this responsibility seriously.” Marcy Scoggins is a longtime Madison County Schools’ parent and the Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann’s newest appointee to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board. She will serve a term ending in August 2025 upon confirmation by the Mississippi Senate during the 2023 Legislative Session. The Charter School Authorizer Board includes seven members from across the State, with three appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, one from each Supreme Court District. Scoggins, of Madison, is Hosemann’s First Supreme Court District appointee. [...]