ARPA Funds Provided by Senate Will Help Upgrade Hwy 182 in Starkville

Starkville, Miss. (The Reflector) - Starkville is using its $6.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act Funds to improve sewer, water and stormwater infrastructure on Highway 182, Main Street and Lampkin Street. In September, the city applied for matching funds from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s Mississippi Municipality and County Water Infrastructure (MCWI) grant. Additionally, Highway 182 qualified for a $12.5 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant through the Mississippi Department of Transportation in 2019. MDOT estimated the construction cost of the Highway 182 project at $19 million in September, according to associate city engineer Chris Williams. The total cost is estimated to be $26 million, including design plans. The BUILD grant will cover sewer, water [...]

Lt. Gov. Provides Update on Session Ahead

Biloxi, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi Legislature may be in recess, but work continues on issues like tax revenue, and fixing our state's roads and bridges. Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann gives us an update from Jackson. View Original Story (Oct. 22, 2022)

Hosemann Says State Has Planned Responsibility for Possible Recession

Columbus, Miss. (The Dispatch) - Coming off of a legislative session that saw multiple major bills passed such as the $246 million teacher pay raise and the $525 million income tax cut, Mississippi currently has $2.5 billion baked to start this fiscal year. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said the state is in the best shape it has been in a long time when speaking to the Starkville Rotary Club on Monday at the Hilton Garden Inn. “We have positioned Mississippi, in just three years, to where we have paid down our debt, we’ve given the largest teacher pay raise, cut taxes, have $2.5 billion in the bank and we are prepared for the next three years,” he said. He said [...]

Mississippi Insight Hosts Lt. Gov. Hosemann on Economy, Upcoming Session

Jackson, Miss. (WJTV) - Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, MDOT Central Commissioner Willie Simmons, and Scott Waller of the Mississippi Economic Council discuss the state of our state economy, where we want it to be and how we might get there. Hosted by 12 News’ Byron Brown and produced by Tom Wright. Producer’s Note: This is an extended version of the special edition of Insight that first aired on Sept. 29. View Original Story (Oct. 4, 2022)

Tupelo Kiwanis Club Hosts Lt. Governor Hosemann

Tupelo, Miss. (WCBI) - Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann gave a legislative review and looked ahead to the next session during a speech in Tupelo. Lieutenant Governor Hosemann was a guest speaker at the Tupelo Kiwanis Club. He highlighted some of the main issues lawmakers dealt with this year, including a teacher pay raise, expansion of rural broadband, relief funding for small businesses, and funding to provide laptops or tablets at public schools. Hosemann also highlighted the M Flex plan, which provides tax relief to small businesses. “It allows us to give tax breaks to small companies, ten employees, two and a half million dollars capital expense. We give the same tax breaks we give to a large company, Toyota, for [...]

Lt. Gov. Hosemann Shows Support for Jackson Restaurants

Jackson, Miss. (WAPT) - Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann made his way to Jackson restaurants today as they try to navigate the ongoing water crisis and boil water notice. Advertisement Johnny T's Blues and Bistro on Farish Street was first on his list. "They're open for business, this place is packed down here," Hosemann said. "They've taken all of the health care precautions and all of that ... our waiters and our cooks they're all here and they're ready to serve us." According to the owner of Johnny T's, John Tierre, it's not just the boil water notice adding strain to the restaurant. "This is a tough time for Jackson restaurants," Tierre said. "Not only dealing with the water crisis [...]