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Thursday, September 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Education Chairman Named to SREB Study Group »
Senator Dennis DeBar, Chairman of the Mississippi Senate Education Committee, is one of sixteen state legislators from acr...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of Education Budget »
Legislators returned to Jackson yesterday to consider the Governor’s veto of HB 1700 (the education budget) and the FY 21...
Friday, August 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Leaders to Sue Governor, May Return for Special Session »
House leaders announced this past Wednesday that they are suing Governor Reeves regarding his partial veto of a bill that...
Friday, July 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (7/24/20) »
Governor Reeves has yet to call legislators back to Jackson for a special session to finalize an education budget for the...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (7/9/20): Governor Partially Vetoes K-12 Funding Bill »
As shared last Thursday, HB 1700 (the K-12 FY 21 funding bill) diverted funding for the School Recognition Program (SRP) t...
Thursday, July 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (7/2/20) »
Legislators headed home after finishing their work late last night on general bills and the FY 21 budget.  The Lt. Go...
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (6/25/20) »
We are in the final days of the 2020 Legislative Session, although a great amount of work remains to be finished.  As...
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (6/18/20) »
State Economist Dr. Darrin Webb informed the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) this past Monday that the national...
Friday, June 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (6/12/20) »
Tuesday was the deadline for committees to report (i.e., pass) general bills that originated in the other chamber. ...
Thursday, June 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (6/4/20) »
Several committees met this week to consider legislation.  Next Tuesday, June 9, is the deadline for committees to re...
Friday, May 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (5/29/20) »
Legislators returned to Jackson this past Tuesday to continue their work.  State Economist Dr. Darrin Webb briefed le...
Thursday, May 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update: MDE Unveils Distance Learning Plan »
Legislators returned to the capitol Tuesday to finalize plans to provide financial relief to small businesses impacted by...
Friday, May 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislature Maintains Appropriation Authority of Coronavirus Relief Funds »
When legislators reconvened last Friday afternoon, they passed SB 2772 which transfers $1.15 billion from the Department o...
Monday, May 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislature Reconvenes to Affirm its Authority to Appropriate Funds »
Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn announced Monday, April 27, that the Mississippi Legisl...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislature Suspends Session »
Legislators have suspended the 2020 Legislative Session due to COVID-19 concerns.  Legislators have gone home until A...
Thursday, March 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update & Bill Tracker (3/5/20) »
Tuesday, March 3, was the deadline for committees to report general bills originating in their own chamber.  General...
Friday, February 28, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (2/28/20) »
House Education met Tuesday afternoon and passed the following bills:   HB 274 aligns the curric...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (2/21/20) »
Senate Education met Wednesday afternoon and passed several significant bills:   SB 2286 provides...
Friday, February 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PERS Issues Demand Letter to Retirees Elected to MS House »
Rep. Dale Goodin shared the following via Facebook earlier today:   “Today I received a letter from PERS c...
Thursday, February 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (2/13/20) »
Both the House and Senate have agreed to shorten the 125-day session by 7 days, so the deadlines for processing legislatio...
Thursday, February 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (2/6/20): Senate Passes Teacher Pay Raise Bill »
Senate Appropriations met Tuesday and passed SB 2001 , the teacher pay raise bill.  The full Senate passed the bill...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Appropriations Kills Bills that Would Allow Retirees to Serve in Legislature »
Speaker Philip Gunn took additional steps today to thwart state retirees’ – including public school educators’ – right to...
Friday, January 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (1/31/20): Senate Ed Passes Pay Raise Bill »
The legislature finished its work for the week and headed home yesterday.  This week’s developments include: &nb...
Thursday, January 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (1/23/20) »
Most Senate committees have held their organizational meetings and Senate bills are starting to be assigned to committees....
Friday, January 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update: Gunn Pressuring Recently Elected Retirees to Step Down »
Senate Education Holds First Meeting :  As shared previously, Senator Dennis DeBar of Leakesville will serve as...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Teacher Pay Raise Bill Filed in Senate »
The first bill has been filed in the Mississippi State Senate and it is a teacher pay raise bill.  SB 2001 increases...
Friday, January 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Committee Assignments Announced »
Lt. Governor Hosemann announced senate committee assignments for the new four-year term today.  Senator Dennis DeBar...
Friday, January 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 Legislative Session Begins »
The 2020 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature convened at noon this past Tuesday.  Much of the week has bee...
Friday, January 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wear #BlueforMSteachers on Fridays »
As we have done the past two years, MPE is encouraging everyone to wear blue each Friday during the legislative session to...
Thursday, December 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update: LBR Released, Leadership Selected & Gunn to Chair ALEC »
FY 21 Budget Recommendation Released:   The Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) released its Fiscal Year...
Friday, March 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update (3/22/19) »
As shared previously, the Mississippi House of Representatives amended SB 2770, the teacher pay raise bill, to provide a $...
Friday, January 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Legislative Session Begins »
The 2019 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature convened at noon on Tuesday.  Legislators have until January...