Legislature to reconvene Thursday to work on plans to help small businesses
The Mississippi Legislature will reconvene the 2020 Legislative Session at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7th, 2020.
The legislature is working together on a plan to help small businesses across the state that are struggling amid COVID-19.
Legislation establishing the program will set parameters and allocate funds to a state agency to administer.
The legislature recessed its 125 day session temporarily on Wednesday, March 18th following the governor’s issuance of a state of emergency related to COVID-19.
On Friday, May 1st, the legislature reconvened and voted to place $100 million into an account for the governor to allocate for emergency expenses.
State agencies have already started to draw down other federal relief money provided to agencies and programs under the Cares Act.