The secretary of state's office and a pair of coastal governments are challenging a 2012 decision by a Mississippi judge who denied the state's claim to two parcels of property on East Beach in Ocean Springs. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on Feb. 10 in Jackson. Two families filed the … Continue reading Hosemann appeals judges ruling, continues fight to take families property.
That Top-Two system is what peaked a majority of the panel’s interest. Essentially, it would list every candidate for office on one primary ballot and the top two vote getters would move on to the general election regardless of party. Some members of the panel believe the Top-Two process would force candidates to focus on … Continue reading Hosemann’s election reform panel favors a top-two primary, both party chairmen disagree.
The State of Mississippi was able to acquire an additional 117 acres of Cat Island from a private landowner, adding to the 109 acres previously purchased by the Secretary of State from a private landowner in May of 2012. Both purchases were covered primarily by federal, grant and federal settlement funding dedicated to land purchases … Continue reading State makes second land purchase on Cat Island.
With the dust settling from the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the Secretary of State’s Office is focusing on the implementation of the voter identification. Implementation regulations were proposed on December 12, 2012 for public comment. “I intend to make the Voter ID regulations final in the … Continue reading Hosemann solicits final public comment on Voter ID regulations
Mississippi voters could have to start showing photo identification at the polls by mid-2014. That's according to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. He spoke Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that certain state and local governments no longer need federal approval to change election laws. Preclearance was required by the 1965 Voting Rights Act, … Continue reading Supreme Court ruling clears the way for Voter ID in Mississippi.
Revenue generated from 16th Section land across the State reached record levels in 2012 -- approximately $89,223,643 -- all of which goes directly to the education of our children. "This $89 million will help alleviate some of the financial headaches faced by our school districts today. In times of serious cutbacks and strict budgets, we … Continue reading Hosemann says revenue generated from 16th Section land reaches record levels.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office on Monday said a U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down an Arizona law is not pertinent to Mississippi’s pending voter ID law. “Mississippi uses the federal form for voter registration developed by the (Election Assistance Commission) which does not require documentary proof of citizenship,” said Hosemann spokeswoman Pamela Weaver. … Continue reading Secretary Hosemann says SCOTUS ruling on Arizona law not an issue with Mississippi Voter ID.
A total of 47 Mississippi cities have not submitted their certified election results to the Secretary of State’s Office. The following cities have failed to timely file their 2013 General Election results with the Secretary of State’s office: Abbeville (Lafayette County) Baldwyn (Lee And Prentiss Counties) Belmont (Tishomingo County) Benoit (Bolivar County) Big Creek (Calhoun … Continue reading 47 Mississippi cities miss Tuesday deadline to file election results with Secretary of State.
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A spokesman for Gov. Phil Bryant says he still plans to try to consolidate or eliminate the scores of boards and commissions that govern various state agencies. But thus far, there’s been no action on the issue by Bryant and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, whom the governor asked during his 2012 inaugural address to … Continue reading Governor Bryant, Secretary Hosemann yet to act on reducing government boards and commissions.