June 25, 2013 •

Mississippi Special Session Begins June 27

Funding for state Medicaid program hangs in the balance

MississippiGovernor Phil Bryant has called a special session of the Legislature to begin Thursday, June 27, 2013.

Legislators are tasked with reauthorizing the state’s Medicaid program. Attempts to do so during the regular session stalled when House Democrats tried to push for expansion of the program under the Affordable Care Act.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

April 25, 2013 •

Mississippi Lawmakers Return for Special Session

Medicaid reauthorization will not be addressed

Flag of MississippiLawmakers will return to Jackson on Friday, April 26, for a special session.

The session will likely focus on economic incentives for an automobile manufacturer considering building a manufacturing plant in Clay County, but Governor Bryant would only say it relates to the state’s automobile corridor.

The state’s Medicaid reauthorization will be addressed in a separate special session.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

April 18, 2013 •

Mississippi Special Session Expected at the End of April

Economic incentives and Medicaid could be on the table

Mississippi State SealA special session of the Legislature may convene at the end of April. Lawmakers have said they were told to report back on April 29, but a spokesperson for Governor Bryant would not confirm a special session or date.

It’s expected the session, if called, will involve economic incentives for an automotive supplier. It’s not clear if the Legislature will tackle Medicaid reauthorization in the same session, though lawmakers speculate a separate special session will be held.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

April 15, 2013 •

Mississippi Governor Reschedules Special Election

Changed to avoid voter confusion

Flag of MississippiThe special election for House District 95 has been rescheduled from May 14, 2013 to May 28, 2013.

A runoff election will be held June 18, 2013, if needed.

The election date was changed because the original runoff date coincided with municipal elections, and election officials were concerned it could lead to voter confusion.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

April 4, 2013 •

Mississippi Ends 2013 Regular Session

Special session on Medicaid expected

Mississippi State SealThe Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die on April 4, 2013.

Despite approving a budget for fiscal year 2014, lawmakers will need to return for a special session to reauthorize the Medicaid program. Reauthorization efforts stalled due to a dispute over whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

A special session will be needed prior to the start of the fiscal year on July 1 to keep the program funded.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

April 4, 2013 •

Mississippi House District 95 Special Election May 14

Runoff scheduled June 4 if needed

Mississippi State CapitolThe seat for House District 95 will be filled by special election on May 14, 2013.

A runoff, if needed, will be held on June 4.

The seat was left vacant by the death of Representative Jessica Upshaw in March.

Photo of the Mississippi State House by Shawn Lea on Wikipedia.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

February 19, 2013 •

Mississippi Governor Schedules Special Election for Vacant House Seat

House District 11 election set March 26

Flag of MississippiGovernor Phil Bryant has set the special election to fill the seat of the late Representative Joe Gardner.

The House District 11 election will be held March 26, 2013.

The candidate qualifying deadline is February 25.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

January 29, 2013 •

Mississippi Special Election Set for March 12

Election will fill House District 36 seat

Flag of MississippiGovernor Phil Bryant has set a special election to fill the House District 36 seat on March 12, 2013.

A runoff will be held April 2, 2013, if no candidate receives a majority of the votes.

The seat was held by Representative David Gibbs until his death from cancer on January 13.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

December 19, 2012 •

Mississippi Senate District 28 Election Scheduled

Special election will take place February 5

Mississippi State SealA special election for Senate District 28 has been scheduled for February 5, 2013.

The seat was left vacant by the death of Sen. Alice Harden on December 6.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

December 11, 2012 •

Mississippi Special Election Scheduled

Election will fill Senate District 16 seat

Gov. Phil Bryant
Gov. Phil Bryant

Governor Bryant has set the date of a special election to fill Senate District 16.

The election is scheduled for January 15, 2013.

The seat was held by Senator Bennie Turner, who passed away November 27.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

November 29, 2012 •

January Special Election Date Set for Mississippi House District 59

Seat vacated by Rep. Kevin McGee

Flag of MississippiGovernor Phil Bryant has scheduled the special election for Mississippi House District 59 for January 8, 2013.

The seat was vacated on November 19 by Representative Kevin McGee, who resigned after paying a $10,000 fine to resolve an ethics case involving public contracts that went to his family’s printing company.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

November 7, 2012 •

Runoff Election for Mississippi House District 52

Top two candidates to face off November 27

Mississippi State SealA runoff election will be held for Mississippi House District 52 on November 27, 2012.

The top two candidates in the special election held November 6 are Bill Kinkade and Jeremy Bryan.

They are vying for the seat vacated by Representative Tommy Woods, who resigned on the advice of his doctors after suffering a mild stroke after the last election.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

July 18, 2012 •

Mississippi Special Election Set for November 6

Election coincides with general election for other races

Gov. BryantGovernor Phil Bryant has set November 6, 2012 as the date of a special election to fill the District 19 senate seat.

The seat was previously held by retired Senator Merle Flowers, who resigned effective July 11, citing a need to spend more time with his family.

Photo of Governor Bryant courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted on Wikipedia.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close

May 4, 2012 •

Legislative Sessions Adjourn in Three States

Arizona, Hawaii, and Mississippi

government building domeArizona: The Arizona Legislature adjourned its session sine die on May 3. Governor Jan Brewer has 10 days to sign or veto legislation transmitted to her, or the legislation becomes law automatically.

Hawaii: The Hawaii Legislature adjourned sine die yesterday, May 3, 2012.

Mississippi: The Mississippi Legislature adjourned ahead of schedule on May 3, 2012.

Thank you to Research Associates George Ticoras, Shamus Williams, and Jen Zona for providing us with this legislative session information.

Continue Reading - 1 min read Close