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Update from the 2020 Legislative Session

It was a big third week in the 2020 Legislative Session. We met with healthcare professionals (including students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at William Carey University pictured here), corrections reform advocates, educators, and many others last week about the challenges facing our State.

 

As we discussed in a recent Mississippi Today podcast, I view every one of these meetings as an opportunity to work together to make Mississippi an even better place for our children and grandchildren.

 

So far, we have referred more than 180 bills, with most going to the Appropriations, Finance, Education, Public Health, and Judicial committees. More legislation is coming down the pike every day, and we are reviewing it in a timely manner in accordance with the Senate Rules.

 

Speaker Philip Gunn has named his chairs and vice-chairs, so I anticipate committees in both chambers will get to work in short order. We are encouraging our chairmen and women to post agendas at least a day in advance of their meetings, and we are developing a method of posting those agendas online. You deserve to know about the business being conducted in your Capitol.

 

Thank you, as always, for your support. Despite the challenges we face, I have so much hope for our great State.


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