Senate Conservative Coalition continues town hall tour with stop in Natchez.


Member Senators with the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC) will be in Natchez on Tuesday, September 17 and Wednesday September 18 to meet with area business and community leaders in preparation for the upcoming 2014 Mississippi Legislative Session. The group met two weeks ago with over 50 political, business and education leaders from across Madison, … Continue reading Senate Conservative Coalition continues town hall tour with stop in Natchez.

Mississippi Senate Conservatives say “NO” to raising gas and sales taxes.


The Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC) today announced the group will reject any attempts to raise gas taxes or sales taxes on Mississippi families as part of a plan to raise revenue for transportation projects. A transportation task force has been looking into the issue. Senate Transportation Chairman Willie Simmons(D) released a proposal last week … Continue reading Mississippi Senate Conservatives say “NO” to raising gas and sales taxes.

June 11-On this day in Mississippi History . . .


in 2012, the Mississippi House Management Committee voted to pay Democrat Rep. Billy Broomfield’s expenses to a 2012 Southern Legislative Conference in Charleston, West Virginia after another black Democrat warned that Black Caucus members could obstruct business in the 2013 legislative session over the denial. “I think you need to go ahead and let him … Continue reading June 11-On this day in Mississippi History . . .

Bill to save state dollars by consolidating state offices dies.


An effort for Capitol Complex consolidation — which supporters say would save $5 million a year on office leasing costs and whittle the space state workers occupy to levels consistent with federal standards — died earlier this month. The bill authored by Sen. David Blount and backed by a Millsaps College analysis easily passed the … Continue reading Bill to save state dollars by consolidating state offices dies.

Pro Life Mississippi Calls on Planned Parenthood to Join in Support of New “Admitting Privileges” Law to Promote Women’s Health.


Pro Life Mississippi officials have sent a letter to pro-abortion organization Planned Parenthood’s national and state offices inviting the group to join in support of the new “Admitting Privileges” law in Mississippi. The law was scheduled to go into affect on July 1, but a temporary restraining order filed by Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic halted … Continue reading Pro Life Mississippi Calls on Planned Parenthood to Join in Support of New “Admitting Privileges” Law to Promote Women’s Health.

July 4–On this day in Mississippi History . . .


in 1863, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations that began in May and June. This was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war. Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s armies converged on Vicksburg, investing the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. With the loss of Pemberton’s … Continue reading July 4–On this day in Mississippi History . . .

Mississippi lawmakers on deadline to file general bills


Members of the Mississippi House and Senate are facing their first major deadline of year. Monday is the final day for lawmakers to file general bills or constitutional amendments that will be considered during their four-month session. The session started in early January and ends in early May. Bills are already filed on several big … Continue reading Mississippi lawmakers on deadline to file general bills

Miss. AP hires reporter Tillman to expand coverage of state government and politics


The Associated Press has named Laura Tillman as a legislative relief reporter in Mississippi. The announcement was made on Monday by AP South Region Editor Lisa Marie Pane, Mississippi-Louisiana News Editor Brian Schwaner and Chief of Bureau Adam Yeomans. "Coverage of government and politics is a top priority for AP in Mississippi," Schwaner said. AP … Continue reading Miss. AP hires reporter Tillman to expand coverage of state government and politics

Lawmakers additional retirement payout and its future


Once a lawmaker is vested in state government, they get perks like no other state employee. With a base pay about $10,000, their retirement packages go far beyond that. Through the Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan, known as SLRP, legislators are the only public employees who get an additional 50% more in retirement simply because they are … Continue reading Lawmakers additional retirement payout and its future