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2021 Mississippi Legislative Session begins today

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi legislators have started their three-month session. The session started Tuesday during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in the state. The 174-member body met on Tuesday for the first time since concluding last year's business in the…

Mississippi could alter legislative session amid pandemic

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann says Mississippi legislators should consider delaying much of their 2021 session by several weeks. He says that could prevent the state Capitol from again becoming a super spreader…

MS 2021 legislative session set to reconvene January 5th

State legislators are scheduled to meet at the capitol in Jackson on Tuesday, January 5th for the opening of next year’s legislative session, but there is some talk that date could possibly be delayed due to COVID…

2020 Mississippi Legislative Session begins Tuesday

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…

Pre-legislative briefing at Golden Nugget

The 2019 Legislative Session was groundbreaking for our state with the passing of the lottery and teacher pay raises. Now lawmakers are getting ready for 2020 and setting the stage with a pre-legislative briefing that took place this morning at…

Philip Gunn speaks to Coast leaders

This morning, Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn recapped the 2019 Legislative Session to a room of Coast business leaders. In three months, lawmakers were able to complete the state budget, approve a $1,500 pay raise for teachers, and work to…

Mississippi Legislative Session opens January 8th

Lawmakers throughout the state are hoping they can all work together to get their bills passed into law in the 2019 Mississippi Legislative Session set to open next Tuesday. The 2019 state legislative session doesn’t open until next Tuesday, but…

Pre-legislative briefing in Biloxi

This morning, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Pre-Legislative Briefing at the Golden Nugget Casino in Biloxi. Representatives David Baria and Greg Haney, joined by Senators Michael Watson and Joel Carter, answered questions about the upcoming…

Legislative session preview from District 49 elect

The 2018 Mississippi Legislative session gets underway this coming Tuesday. District 49 Senate Elect Joel Carter will be sworn in right before it starts. Carter won the District 49 Senate seat with 52 percent of the votes as of last…

2017 Mississippi Legislature Session Ends

Today the Mississippi legislature ended its 2017 regular session, but will have to return later to pass budgets for the attorney general’s office and the Department of Transportation. Governor Phil Bryant will decide the starting date for a special session…

2017 Legislative Session Opens Today

The new year means it’s time for state lawmakers to head back to Jackson for the new legislative session. This session is set to be an important one for Coast residents. News 25’s Katarina Luketich has our report from Jackson.…

Lawmakers Vague on Tax Proposals

Mississippi lawmakers passed a substantial tax-cut package in 2016 with reductions phasing in over several years. Leaders are vague about whether they will propose other tax changes during the 2017 legislative session that begins January 3rd. An economist with the…

Discussing the 2017 Legislative Session

Tonight in Ocean Springs, residents met with State Representative Hank Zuber to discuss issues of importance for the upcoming 2017 legislative session. News 25’s Hank Davis has more. The state of Mississippi’s 2017 legislative session is drawing near and State…

Legislative Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

The 2017 legislative session is just a week away with some big topics up for discussion and probably the most important to Coast residents is the allocation of BP oil spill settlement money. Lawmakers stress the importance of reaching out…

Pre-Legislative Briefing

The 2017 legislative session begins in one month. This session is one that is sure to be pivotal considering over $100 million in BP settlement funds is up for grabs in the state’s general fund. Coast lawmakers are ready to…