There are 174 elected members of the Mississippi Legislature. Only 26 of those seats are held by women.
Locally, both the Columbus City Council and Lowndes County Board of Supervisors have no women serving, while Starkville Board of Aldermen and Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors each have one woman seated.
When the Mississippi Legislature convenes in January, Lowndes County officials will ask for the right to assess taxes on businesses operating on Golden Triangle Regional Airport land, a move that will restore $800,000 in revenue for the county and its school district.
If the Mississippi Legislature decides to force out-of-state online retailers to charge sales tax, Columbus wants a portion of that revenue.
House Bill 833, as filed by Rep. Toby Barker, R-Hattiesburg, would place Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway in charge of Oktibbeha County School District July 1 if approved this term by state lawmakers.
The bill was introduced to the House Education Committee today and now moves to Ways and Means, Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, said.
The tiny little car pulled up to the steps of the state capitol building in Jackson Tuesday. The car door swung open and 174 legislators piled out to the strains of calliope music.
Yes, the 2014 Mississippi Legislature is officially in session and lawmakers are eager to get down to the serious business of seeing how much nonsense they can inflict on us during the next three months.
In a previous column, I referred to the Mississippi Legislature as a “festering pile of stupid.” Upon reflection, this was not an accurate portrayal.
As the 2013 legislative session draws toward a merciful end, I am reminded daily that there is a more complete description of our state leaders: “A devious, festering pile of stupid.”
Democratic bitterness over Republican campaign tactics in last year’s Mississippi legislative elections erupted Wednesday in a debate over an otherwise routine local bill.
The Mississippi Health Department told lawmakers Wednesday that it needs more money in the coming budget year or it may have to close clinics and reduce AIDS drug purchases.
JACKSON — With even opponents conceding that a bill expanding charter schools in Mississippi is likely to pass, lawmakers are trying to hash out what a new law should cover.
JACKSON — Mississippi’s economy is slowly recovering but remains “feeble,” an expert told lawmakers Thursday.