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September 7, 2021  •  

State Legislator Resigns

Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

Mississippi Rep. Abe Hudson Jr. has resigned effective August 30. Hudson has held the 29th District seat since winning a special election in 2016. Gov. Tate Reeves will set a special election to fill the District 29 seat until the […]

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July 15, 2021  •  

Mississippi Special Elections Announced

Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has announced special elections for November 2 to fill the two Senate seats recently vacated after two Democratic Senators resigned on June 30. If needed, runoff elections will be held on November 23. Sen. Tammy Witherspoon […]

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July 8, 2021  •  

Two Mississippi State Senators Resign

Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

Two Mississippi state senators have announced their resignations effective June 30. Sen. Tammy Witherspoon of District 38 has resigned to serve as the newly elected mayor of Magnolia, whose term began July 1. Additionally, Sen. Sampson Jackson of District 32 […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

The 2021 session of the Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die on April 4. The session was mostly uneventful with most of the notable bills failing to pass including a proposal to overhaul the state tax system. Among the measures that […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

The Mississippi Legislature met for the final time in the extended 2020 session on October 2 after passing several measures related to COVID-19 and the distribution of CARES Act funding. The session will officially end when the Legislature adjourns sine […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

The Mississippi Legislature passed a resolution extending the legislative session to adjourn sine die on October 10 to consider matters concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. This extension pushes back the due date for the Lobbyist End-of-Session Report due 10 days after […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

The Mississippi Legislature plans to reconvene its session on August 10. The legislature’s return will focus on the recent vetoes by Gov. Tate Reeves, as well as legislation concerning the Department of Marine Resources and education budgets.

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

The Mississippi Legislature has adopted a resolution to once again extend the legislative session. The resolution initially called for the session to be extended until December 31. However, a Senate amendment was passed setting the date for adjournment sine die […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

After 17 years of service representing District 15, Sen. Gary Jackson has announced his resignation effective June 30, citing growing health concerns. Jackson was met with a standing ovation following his announcement on the Senate Floor. Furthermore, a special election […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn have announced the Legislature will reconvene the 2020 Legislative Session at 1:00 p.m. on May 1. In addition, the end-of-session report will be due 10 days after the […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has announced the special election to fill House District 87 will be held on November 3. A runoff election is set for November 24 if needed. The seat was vacated when Billy Andrews resigned in March. […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

Gov. Tate Reeves has ordered the special election for House District 88 set for April 21 be postponed until June 23. The seat was vacated when Ramona Blackledge resigned in January. Due to the House leadership ruling members could not […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn have agreed to delay reconvening the 2020 legislative session. Pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 65, the Legislature will not convene on April 1 as initial scheduled. Instead, the Legislature […]

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Mississippi State Capitol - by Ken Lund

The Legislature has announced the legislative session will be suspended. The Senate met March 18 to pass House Bill 1647. House Bill 1647 provides administrative leave to local government and school district employees in response to the effects of COVID-19. […]

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