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 [...]

Natchez Christens New Cruise Ship, Lt. Gov. Commends City

Natchez, Miss. (Natchez Democrat) - On Tuesday, Natchez welcomed a new vessel to its port as the godmother city of the American Cruise Line’s newest ship, the American Symphony. Furthermore, by 2025, American Cruise Line’s CEO Charles Robertson said he plans to name Natchez the port of origination for the American Symphony. Next spring, Robertson said American Cruise Lines also plans to introduce a new vessel to the port of Vidalia, Louisiana. “Watch out New Orleans. Watch out Memphis,” Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson said, highlighting the metaphorical change in tide for the number of ships that would be docking in Natchez and Vidalia. “With our soon-to-be arriving commercial air service, they’ll be coming here to catch the boat.” American Symphony is [...]

Lt. Governor Celebrates Amazon Facility Opening in Madison County

Madison, Miss. (Clarion Ledger) - After years of work, an open field in Canton has completed its transformation into Mississippi's first robotic sorting center that could one day employ upwards of 1500 people. A number of Amazon officials and prominent politicians — including Gov. Tate Reeves. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Congressman Michael Guest — were in attendance for the grand opening event Thursday morning. Madison County Board of Supervisors President Paul Griffin began proceedings with a metaphorical fishing story that began about 18 years ago. Unlike many fishing stories, Griffin promised his was true. "My board, Madison County Board of Supervisors, and previous boards went fishing for a big fish to put right [...]