This week at your Senate, we continued to remain recessed in the face of the COVID-19 state of emergency. Originally, the Senate was set to reconvene on April 1st but due to the continued increase in cases, the date has not been determined.
Your Legislature faced some difficult decisions this week. With the inevitable appearance of COVID-19 in our state, we took unprecedented action to combat this virus. On Tuesday the House passed legislation to suspend the legislature and to grant certain authority to local and municipal governments to pay their employees once they were sent h
This week at your Senate, we faced a floor deadline at midnight on Thursday. Your Senate worked and debated bills until 9:30 P.M. on Thursday night. Of those bills passing from the Senate, the following should give you an idea of those moving off the floor.
Your Mississippi Senate has been in full swing this week with the deadline for committee action passing on Tuesday and floor debate beginning on Wednesday morning.
Your Senate has been busy this week. I was fortunate to be able to bring a legislative update to the people of Scott County on Monday at the Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Forest Chamber and Community Bank. It is the start of a good week when I am able to start with Scott County friends. Following the update, your legislature gaveled
Your Senate had a busy week as the first deadline of session approached. The Senate began the week with committee meetings and the passage of certain matters on the Monday schedule. On Tuesday, the floor saw action as the Senate debated Senate Bill 2257 which authorized the state auditor to confirm Medicaid eligibility for participants. It w
Your Mississippi Senate had a week filed with hearings, committee meetings and floor action. The appropriations process is ongoing with various agencies presenting budget requests and the evidence to support the requests. I’ve am fortunate to sit on the K-12 Sub Appropriations Committee along with the Insurance Sub Committee. These committee
The Senate continued business this week with the committee meetings taking place to finalize organization. Senators continued to work on the drafting of their individual bills as the deadlines are quickly approaching. Next week will include the meeting of the sub-committees of the Appropriations Committee and other committees.
As we completed the second week of session, the Senate approved House Bill 1 to correct an $18.4 million shortfall in the teacher pay bill of 2019 so Mississippi educators will continue to receive the $1,500 annual boost.
A clerical error by the Department of Education caused an undercount of personnel and the deficit.