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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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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant

Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special election on November 5 for Senate District 50. A special judge for Harrison County Circuit Court vacated the August 6 primary results due to possible voter irregularities. Five of the district’s 16 precincts will […]

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The Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die on March 29. House Bill 1205 was passed, prohibiting public agencies from requiring 501(c) entities to provide the public agency with the personal information of its members, supporters, volunteers or donors. While the bill […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant signed three writ of elections today, declaring March 12 as the special election date for House Districts 32, 71, and 101. If necessary, a runoff special election will be held on April 2. Reps. Willie Perkins (District […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special election for November 6, to fill a seat in House District 85. The special election will fill the seat vacated by Rep. America Middleton. The winner will complete the last year of Middleton’s term.

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August 30, 2018  •  

Mississippi Special Session Adjourns

The Mississippi special session adjourned on August 29. Lawmakers passed House Bill 1 to address infrastructure projects to repair, reconstruct, and provide maintenance to the state’s roads and bridges. During the special session, lawmakers also passed bills related to the […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special session to convene on August 23. The session will address infrastructure funding for state roads and bridges. Lawmakers have proposed funding infrastructure projects by diverting internet sales taxes, sports betting revenue, and creating a […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special election on November 6, to fill a seat in House District 31. The special election will fill the seat vacated by Rep. Sara Thomas last month. Thomas has served in the role for 21 […]

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The Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die on March 28. The 132nd regular session adjourned with several unresolved issues, including a bill involving funding for roads and bridges. Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to call a special session before July 1.

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Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Mississippi Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Thad Cochran. Cochran is stepping down due to health problems on April 1. Hyde-Smith will be sworn in by Vice […]

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U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is retiring because of ill health on April 1. Gov. Phil Bryant has 10 days after receiving an official notice of the vacancy to temporarily appoint a replacement until a successor is elected. Bryant has yet […]

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