The Leake County Development Association along with Farm Bureau Federation is hosting Coffee with the Legislators today -- April 17, 2023.Coffee with Legislators is at 9:30 a.m. in the Leake County Court House on The Square in Carthage, MS. Coffee will be served by... Read More.
Mississippi teacher pay raise bills were in danger as legislators engaged in a political showdown.Hours before a big deadline Tuesday, Senate committees voted to keep the issue alive.Senate Education Committee Chairman Dennis DeBar says teachers don't need to be pawns. He says House committees... Read More.
Mississippi legislators are arguing over regulations for medical marijuana. The House killed one bill Wednesday, and the Senate revived the issue hours later. Mississippi voters in November approved Initiative 65, authorizing a medical marijuana program. But, the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments next... Read More.
Regional - (According to AP) Mississippi State Legislators are focusing on plans to secure financial compensation for teachers and hourly employees. The goal is for every local governmental employee to be paid regardless of Coronavirus related attendance restrictions. Also, the Mississippi Board of Education... Read More.
Mississippi lawmakers have had a slow start to their four-month session, but the pace is about to quicken as committees start debating bills dealing with the criminal justice system and other issues.March 3 is the first big deadline. That's the last day for House... Read More.
Mississippi lawmakers are being sworn in today to start the four-year term. Republicans control of both the House and the Senate. The opening day is filled with formalities.The House will elect Republican Philip Gunn for a third term as speaker. Republican Tate Reeves is... Read More.