Bills to allow college athletes to earn money from their own name, likeness and image are still alive at the Mississippi Capitol. Among the bills that died under the latest deadline is one that would have required any governor to disclose information about donors to his or her inaugural fund.
Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Monday that the state Senate will thoroughly examine a House bill that proposes several significant changes in state tax rates.
When then-Gov. William Winter wanted to make substantial changes to Mississippi’s education system in the early 1980s, he and his staff spent months building support for their proposals.
The Mississippi House is backing away from a proposal for a statewide election on increasing gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to pay for improvements to state highways and local roads.
A bill that would phase out the state income tax in Mississippi and reduce sales tax on groceries, while raising the general sales taxes, is getting some pushback from local business owners and at least one local legislator who say it would seriously harm retailers.
Some Mississippi legislators thought the 2021 session might be tightly focused on responding to the coronavirus pandemic, and that might dampen enthusiasm for delving into divisive social issues.
They were wrong.
Mississippi’s secretary of state could soon face a strict deadline for posting campaign finance reports, a demand the office says it is not equipped to handle without more employees to carry the workload.
Bills to allow home delivery of alcohol, to set stronger penalties for stealing pecans and to set new rules for removing people from voter registration lists are still alive at the Mississippi Capitol.
Proposed legislation to massage the licensing requirements for massage therapists in the state is rubbing one Columbus practitioner the wrong way.
House Bill 1315, which passed the House by a 74-36 vote Monday, would reduce the number of hours required to obtain a massage therapy license by 200 and cut the required number of hours of clinical training in half.
A sharply divided Mississippi Senate voted Wednesday to speed up the process of purging inactive voters’ names from election rolls.
The bill passed 36-16, with all the support coming from Republicans and all the opposition from Democrats.