September 5, 2018 •

Mississippi Governor Calls Special Election for House District 85

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.

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 […]

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 creation of a state lottery and the deposit of funds from the BP oil spill settlement.

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August 20, 2018 •

Mississippi Announces Special Session

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 […]

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 state lottery.

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July 30, 2018 •

Mississippi Governor Announces Special Election for House District 31

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 […]

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 years and cited the desire to spend more time with family as her reason for resigning.

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April 2, 2018 •

Mississippi Legislature Adjourned Sine Die

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.

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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March 22, 2018 •

Mississippi Gov. Appoints Sen. Thad Cochran’s Replacement

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 […]

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 President Mike Pence in April and will run for the remainder of Cochran’s term in the November 6 special election.

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March 16, 2018 •

Mississippi U.S. Senator to Retire

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 […]

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 to choose a replacement for the vacant seat. The special election will be held on November 6.

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March 8, 2018 •

Mississippi Governor Calls Special Election

Gov. Phil Bryant has called a special election to fill the vacancy for House District 30 on May 8. The seat was vacated by Rep. Robert Huddleston, who had two years remaining in his term. If no candidate receives a […]

Gov. Phil Bryant has called a special election to fill the vacancy for House District 30 on May 8.

The seat was vacated by Rep. Robert Huddleston, who had two years remaining in his term.

If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, a runoff election will be held on May 29.

Pictured: Former Rep. Robert Huddleston

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October 19, 2017 •

Mississippi Special Election Scheduled

State Sen. Sean Tindell resigned earlier this week to be sworn in as a judge for the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special election on December 19 to fill the vacated District 49 seat. A runoff […]

State Sen. Sean Tindell resigned earlier this week to be sworn in as a judge for the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special election on December 19 to fill the vacated District 49 seat.

A runoff election will occur on January 9, 2018, if no candidate receives a majority of the vote.

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August 7, 2017 •

Mississippi Gov. Sets Special Election

Gov. Phil Bryant set a special election to fill the open Senate District 10 seat for November 7, 2017. Democrat Bill Stone vacated the seat to become the manager of the Holly Springs Utility Department. Individuals are prohibited from concurrently […]

Gov. Phil Bryant set a special election to fill the open Senate District 10 seat for November 7, 2017.

Democrat Bill Stone vacated the seat to become the manager of the Holly Springs Utility Department. Individuals are prohibited from concurrently serving in the executive and legislative branches.

Candidates must qualify by September 18 and a runoff, if necessary, will be held November 28. District 10 encompasses Marshall and Tate Counties.

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July 20, 2017 •

Special Elections for Two Open Seats Scheduled in Mississippi

Gov. Phil Bryant announced special elections for House Districts 38 and 54 will take place on November 7, 2017. Democrat Tyrone Ellis retired from his District 38 seat and Republican Alex Monsour left this District 54 seat to become a […]

Gov. Phil Bryant announced special elections for House Districts 38 and 54 will take place on November 7, 2017.

Democrat Tyrone Ellis retired from his District 38 seat and Republican Alex Monsour left this District 54 seat to become a Vicksburg alderman.

A special runoff election, if necessary, will be held on November 28, 2017. The deadline for candidates to qualify is September 18.

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July 13, 2017 •

Mississippi Governor Sets Special Election

Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special election will take place on September 12, 2017, to fill a vacancy in the House District 102 seat. Republican Tony Barker left the seat to become mayor of Hattiesburg. A runoff, if necessary, will […]

Gov. Phil Bryant announced a special election will take place on September 12, 2017, to fill a vacancy in the House District 102 seat. Republican Tony Barker left the seat to become mayor of Hattiesburg.

A runoff, if necessary, will be held on October 3.

Two more special elections are expected, but are not yet scheduled, for House Districts 38 and 54.

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June 6, 2017 •

Mississippi Completes Special Session

Lawmakers finished a special session in one day, adjourning late Monday, June 5, 2017. The Legislature passed funding bills for the attorney general’s office, infrastructure projects, and the Department of Transportation. Gov. Phil Bryant was forced to call the special […]

Lawmakers finished a special session in one day, adjourning late Monday, June 5, 2017.

The Legislature passed funding bills for the attorney general’s office, infrastructure projects, and the Department of Transportation.

Gov. Phil Bryant was forced to call the special session to resolve budget issues prior to July 1, the beginning of a new fiscal year.

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June 5, 2017 •

Mississippi Legislature Begins Special Session

Lawmakers return to Jackson today for a special session to deal with unresolved budget issues. Spending plans for the attorney general’s office and the Department of Transportation were incomplete when the legislature adjourned its regular session in April. The governor, […]

Lawmakers return to Jackson today for a special session to deal with unresolved budget issues.

Spending plans for the attorney general’s office and the Department of Transportation were incomplete when the legislature adjourned its regular session in April. The governor, who sets the session’s agenda, is also proposing an increase to the amount of money flowing into the state’s rainy-day fund.

Lawmakers hope to complete their work in just a day or two, with the first day costing taxpayers more than $70,000, and each additional day costing nearly $50,000.

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