We are one day away from the first Tuesday of 2020, and that means the clock is ticking down to opening day of this year’s state legislative session.
Tomorrow morning, lawmakers from throughout Mississippi will join at the state capitol in Jackson as the 2020 Mississippi legislative session gets underway.
This year, a new governor will be presiding – Republican Tate Reeves – who replaces two-term Governor Phil Bryant.
Legislative leaders and reeves will have an estimated $107-million during the 2020 session to address issues and to help fund campaign promises candidates made during November’s statewide election.
Some things topping the agenda for this year’s session is teacher pay raises and funding, infrastructure, allocation of millions of dollars from the BP oil spill settlement to fund projects, and the possible legalization of selling marijuana in Mississippi.
February 20th is the deadline for making requests to file general bills.
Stay tuned to News 25 today as we continue to bring you the latest news and information important to you as the 2020 state legislative session gets underway.