A Mississippi bank has won approval to complete mergers with Louisiana and Texas banks that were delayed for nearly four years.
The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that it is seeking to block the proposed combination of Staples and Office Depot because the deal would reduce competition in the office supplies market.
Both chambers of the Miss. Legislature Tuesday passed a conference report for SB 2818, a bill that ensures technical amendments sought by the Commission on Starkville School District Structure for 2015’s state-mandated unification.
State legislators formed a second conference committee last week to negotiate minor and technical amendments to Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger provisions currently moving through the state capitol.
The Miss. House and Senate each named their three-person delegation Thursday for an upcoming Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger bill conference committee, but the list does not include any local representatives.
State House and Senate members declined to concur on two amended Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger bills this week, a sign that area Rep. Gary Chism’s, R-Columbus, prediction of the need for a joint conference committee to negotiate the final legislation will come to fruition.
State senators passed an amended version of HB 833, one piece of Starkville-Oktibbeha County school consolidation legislation working its way through the Legislature, Tuesday that explicitly outlines Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley’s influence in 2015’s state-mandated merger.
A conference committee is needed to work out the differences in two Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger bills after the House struck the Senate’s school consolidation bill Tuesday and replaced it with its own language.
The Senate Education Committee struck the House’s Starkville-Oktibbeha school merger bill, HB 833, Thursday, replacing it with its own language reiterating Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley’s guidance in 2015’s state-mandated unification.
One area lawmaker says he will fight for an amendment naming Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway the county school system’s conservator a year ahead of schedule after lawmakers passed two bill substitutes Thursday that stripped out the provision from original legislation.