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

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 the timeline for bringing committee rooms online. “Increasing our webcasting capabilities always been a priority because Mississippians should have access to the business going on in their Capitol, no matter where they are located in the State,” Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann said. “With the pandemic, we also have concerns about social distancing during the Session. Bringing our committee rooms up to speed technology-wise will help [...]

Lt. Governor Discusses Pandemic Concerns and Upcoming Session

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

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

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 Mississippi State Board of Education includes nine members from across the State, with two appointed at-large by the Lieutenant Governor. The Board oversees the State Department of Education, working with the State Superintendent of Education to establish statewide education policy ranging from curriculum to accountability. “The key to our State’s future success is ensuring all of our children have access to a high-quality education,” Lieutenant [...]

Updated committee chairs for 2021 Legislative Session announced

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 recovering from the pandemic, in addition to addressing all of the State’s other needs in education, economic issues, healthcare, transportation, and others,” Hosemann said. “We wanted to make sure our Senators knew of any committee changes well before the start of the 2021 session so they can begin attending hearings and preparing for next year.” District 39 Sen. Jason Barrett has been named vice-chairman of [...]

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 High School Performing Arts Center, Hosemann attended an invitation-only luncheon sponsored by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, with many local officials in attendance. Afterward, he took to the auditorium stage to speak on a wide range of topics, including the 2020 legislative session and goals for the future. Of particular note were Tuesday’s vote on the new Mississippi state flag, which was approved by [...]

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

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 Jason Barrett has a young family and similar experience running a small law office. Coupled with his legal background, he will be an asset as the Legislature seeks to help our State move forward and recover from the pandemic when we reconvene in January.” ### Bart Williams was elected to serve as Senator for District 15 (Choctaw, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, and Webster counties) in a Special [...]