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 [...]

Hosemann Announces Re-Election Bid, Discusses Pro-Child Policies at Neshoba

Neshoba County, Miss. (Vicksburg Post) - Vicksburg native and Mississippi Lieutenant Gov. Delbert Hosemann spoke Wednesday during political speeches at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss. During the speech, Hosemann, who was joined on stage by his wife Lynn, announced a bid for re-election. “By statute, the Lieutenant Governor’s position is part-time, and I promise you I’m going to have a full-time effort,” he said. “Lynn and I were talking about this on the way up here, if you will hire me again for another four years, I plan to come back and work for you.” Hosemann devoted much of his speech to addressing the next steps after a trigger law recently banned abortion in the state. “I’m so [...]

Lt. Gov. Hosemann Wants to Issue Tax Rebate to Taxpayers This Year

Neshoba County, Miss. (Northside Sun) - In his Neshoba County Fair speech on Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said that with state coffers at historically full levels, “This year, it’s time to give you your money back.” “It’s not the government’s money,” Hosemann said. “It’s your money.” Hosemann said that lawmakers could have provided a rebate last year, but were focused on passing the largest income tax cut in state history. In setting up his proposed rebate, he told fairgoers, “Inflation is scaring me. The possibility of a recession is scaring me.” Mississippi, like most states, is collecting an unprecedented amount of revenue thanks to a number of factors, including federal COVID-19-relief money directed to the states, inflation and strong [...]

Lt. Gov. Study Group for Women, Children and Families Solicits Input From Public

Jackson, Miss. (Mississippi Today) - A committee Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann created to study the needs of women, children and families in the wake of Roe v. Wade abortion rights being overturned has scheduled four hearings and wants written input from the public. Hosemann said on Thursday the bipartisan, nine-member Senate Study Group on Women, Children and Families will hold hearings at the Capitol on September 27 and 28, and on October 25 and 26. The hearings will be webcast, archived and open to the public. The public is invited to email written testimony to The comments will be presented to the full committee. House Speaker Philip Gunn last month also announced he was creating a similar committee — the [...]

Outdoor Stewardship Board Members Named by Hosemann

Jackson, Miss. (SuperTalk) - As Mississippi looks to conserve and improve its outdoors through the creation of an outdoor stewardship trust fund, Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann has named his three appointments to the seven-member board in charge of providing the relative grants to do just that. Denny Terrell of Kosciusko (1st Supreme Court District), Joe Cloyd of Ocean Springs (2nd Supreme Court District), and Mat Lipscomb of DeSoto County (3rd Supreme Court District) are the first three appointments to the legislatively-created Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. The other four trustees from each of the state’s congressional districts will be selected by Governor Tate Reeves. “These individuals bring a keen business sense, strong work ethic, and [...]

Lt. Governor Advocates for Accurate Census Count

Holly Springs, Miss. (South Reporter) - Reports that the state lost population during the past decade were incorrect based on follow-up research done by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is probable, though, based on the Census Bureau’s follow-up work, that most – if not all – of the population growth the state experienced since the 2010 Census was among Mississippi’s racial minority groups. The bureau, using various types of statistical sampling of households, vital records and other data, released a U.S. Census report earlier this month surmising the population of Mississippi and five other states was under-counted in the official 2020 U.S. Census. There were eight other states with significant over-counts. Mississippi’s population was under-counted by 4.11%, according to the [...]