Posts Tagged ‘bill’

Legislation aims to preserve Civil War battlefields

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the program that helps preserve historic battlegrounds in the United States, including battlefields in Mississippi. Cochran joined Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to introduce the American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act (S.916). The bill reauthorizes the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program (CWBPP) that […] [...]

Investigator: Mayor double-billed, pocketed $461K

SOUTHAVEN — An investigator with the Mississippi auditor’s office has testified in court that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis submitted duplicate charges to the city and the Chamber of Commerce, and was reimbursed a total of $461,000. Davis’ attorney denied the claim. Karen Swain, an investigator with the state auditor’s office, said the city and the […] [...]

Governor signs anti-corruption bill, auditor pleased

JACKSON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering is applauding a new law that he says will help fight government corruption. Gov. Bryant approved Senate Bill 2625 and it is now law with an effective date of July 1. In a release, Pickering’s office wrote: “Under this important anti-corruption legislation, an individual who has been convicted or […] [...]

Governor signs fracking bill as database comes under scrutiny

by Associated Press Published: April 25,2013

Tags: bill, crude oil, database, energy, executive, fracking, governor, law, legislation, natural gas, oil well, state government

JACKSON — Legislation to lower the Mississippi severance tax on hydraulically fractured oil wells from 6 percent to 1.25 percent for first 30 months of well production has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant. House Bill 1698 also will allow counties where fracking is occurring to keep a larger share of tax proceeds. […] [...]

Lawmakers to return for special session on mystery project

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant says he’s calling lawmakers to the Capitol late this week for a special session on an economic development project. He said today that the session will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. He didn’t give specifics about the project, but said it will create needed jobs for the state. He said […] [...]

State bonds push new nursing facility toward construction

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Legislature’s authorization of $20 million in state bonds will help elevate a new nursing building at the University of Southern Mississippi from the planning stage to the construction phase. Southern Miss will receive the funding this year, which will expedite plans for the building – to be named Asbury Hall and […] [...]

Governor to call special session, related to automobile corridor

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant said yesterday that he will call lawmakers into special session to deal with an economic development project in what he calls the state’s auto corridor. The Commercial Appeal reports Bryant talked about the special session when he was in Oxford for a groundbreaking on an unrelated project. Bryant said he’s […] [...]

Governor signs education bills, including charter schools

by Associated Press Published: April 17,2013

Tags: bill, Charter school, education, executive, governor, law, legislation, public education, public school, school, state government

FLOWOOD — Gov. Phil Bryant continues to tout the “transformative” potential of new education measures The Republican Bryant signed four bills into law today at Northwest Rankin High School, where he pledged last fall to seek many of the changes. Among the new laws is one that expands the authority to create charter schools — […] [...]

Governor vetoes bill allowing transport of liquor through dry counties

by Associated Press Published: April 16,2013

Tags: alcohol, bill, drinking, dry county, elgislative, exercutive, governor, legislation, liquor, state government, transport, veto

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Mississippians to transport a limited amount of unopened alcohol through dry counties. Senate Bill 2526 was passed during the waning days of the 2013 session. The bill would let a person buy the liquor in a wet county and drive through dry […] [...]

New law adds wild hog control to state beaver program

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Farmers and wildlife officials say wild hogs are roaming throughout the state, damaging crops and land. As a result, Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill that adds wild hogs to the state beaver-control program. Beginning July 1, a Beaver and Wild Hog Control Advisory Board will be created to come up with […] [...]

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