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 [...]

LeFleur’s Bluff Project Critical to Capital City, Hosemann Says

Jackson, Miss. (Northside Sun) - New additions to LeFleur’s Bluff Complex in Jackson are in the works, despite the governor’s veto of $13.2 million that the Legislature approved for additions to the complex during the 2022 session. Gov. Tate Reeves vetoed the funding because he deemed it “inappropriate” ways to spend taxpayer money, saying the city of Jackson has other needs such as more police officers. Susan Garrard, president and chief executive officer of the Mississippi Children’s Museum, said the masterplan for the green space that connects the children’s museum and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science dates to 2018 and was meant to be completed in phases. “We are still committed to the masterplan,” she said. “We have a [...]

Lt. Gov. Hosemann Celebrates Milwaukee Tool Groundbreaking

Grenada, Miss. (WCBI) - GRENADA, Miss. (WCBI) – Thursday was the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Milwaukee Tool facility being built in Grenada. Mississippi Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and several other state officials were in attendance to celebrate the plant and the 800-plus jobs it is expected to bring. While the ceremonial shovels went in the dirt Thursday morning, construction on the new Milwaukee Tool production plant has been underway for about a month. “We’re really excited to continue to grow in Mississippi,” says Scott Griswold, President of Power Tool Accessories at Milwaukee Tool. “We have been here for quite a while, we’ve built great relationships and the state has always been there [...]

Lt. Gov. Honors Fallen Officers at Highway Patrol Ceremony

Jackson, Miss. (WLBT) - This week, many are pausing to honor police and other law enforcement for their contributions. On Tuesday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol held their own ceremony honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice: their fallen officer memorial ceremony. It honors the lives of highway patrolmen who died in the line of duty. It also honors all the men and women who fall under the umbrella of the Department of Public Safety. “And it’s really a sign to me, that uniform is a sign of the security that it represents,” said Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann. “If you are in difficulty, you want to see a man or woman in uniform. That uniform stands for something.” Family members of [...]

Lt. Gov. Supports City, County Moving on Misdemeanor Holding Facility

Jackson, Miss. (WLBT) - Hinds County leaders say they’d like to have the downtown jail transferred to the city of Jackson by the end of summer. However, it’s likely too late to get state funding for any renovations for it until next year. The state proposed setting aside approximately $800,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to help repair the facility during the 2022 legislative session. However, no funds were appropriated because the jail’s ownership was still in limbo. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann didn’t rule out helping the city with improvements at the facility next year but wondered whether Jackson and the county should wait that long to get the facility at the corner of S. President and Tombigbee [...]

Legislature Provides Resources for New Officers, Judges to Reduce Crime

Jackson, Miss. (Clarion Ledger) - Lawmakers and law enforcement came together for a press conference at the Mississippi State Capitol on Wednesday to announce new initiatives in the Jackson area as crime and violence have been at the forefront of people's minds in recent days. Car jackings, armed robberies, murder and violence have been at an all-time high in Jackson and Hinds County in recent months and culminated in a shootout at the Mississippi Mudbug Festival at the Mississippi Fairgrounds on Saturday night. Lawmakers said Wednesday that the Legislature passed several bills that make substantial investments in the public safety and criminal justice systems in Hinds County. The Mississippi Capitol Police Department received authorization for 37 new police officers in [...]