Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi House of Representatives’

One House seat won; two others await runoff election

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — One Mississippi House seat was decided in yesterday’s special elections, but two more seats will await a runoff. Oscar Denton, who worked 39 years for AT&T, won yesterday’s special election in House District 55. Complete, but unofficial returns, show Denton received 55 percent of the vote to defeat four other candidates for […] [...]

MARTY WISEMAN: Redistricting a consequence of 2012 election

Joint Resolution 1, the redistricting plan for the Mississippi House of Representatives, has been introduced, debated, and passed. This exercise in the redistricting process, which is one of the most political functions undertaken in all of the activities required of a legislative body, is a tough, bitter exercise in partisan politics. Basically, the redistricting motivation […] [...]

McCoy’s retirement as speaker extinction of legislative species

by Marty Wiseman Published: June 5,2011

Tags: Billy McCoy, MBJ column, Mississippi House of Representatives

Everyone who keeps up with politics in Mississippi knew that it was on his mind. But everyone also knows that Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Billy McCoy can be one stubborn soul when he wants to be. Yet last week Speaker McCoy made what had to be a gut-wrenching decision for him. He […] [...]

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