Posts Tagged ‘Secretary of State’

Bid to consolidate state offices into Central Business District passes first test

by Ted Carter Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, real estate, Secretary of State

A revived move to consolidate far flung state government office space into Jackson’s Central Business District won unanimous approval Monday afternoon from the Senate Public Property Committee. The bill’s main selling point is the prospect of shaving around $5 million a year off the state’s current $16 million annual leasing costs, as well as the […] [...]

City to auction off 62 tax-forfeited properties

GREENWOOD — Sixty-two parcels of tax-forfeited land in Greenwood, valued at $195,000, will be sold at an auction in September. Sealed bids must be received by the secretary of state’s office by 5 p.m. Sept. 18. Bids will be opened at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 in Jackson. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann tells the Greenwood […] [...]

16th Section revenue tops $89 million

by Clay Chandler Published: June 28,2013

Tags: 16th Section land, Delbert Hosemann, education, Secretary of State

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Monday that revenue from 16th Section land leases reached $89.2 million for fiscal year 2012, which ended last July. The money goes to school districts. “This $89 million will help alleviate some of the financial headaches faced by our school districts today,” Hosemann said in a press release. “In […] [...]

Hosemann plans fight to keep 16th section lease oversight

by Clay Chandler Published: January 18,2013

Tags: 16th Section land, Delbert Hosemann, education, Secretary of State

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann plans to spend at least part of the 2013 legislative session opposing a measure that would take 16th section land lease oversight from him and give it to individual school boards. Hosemann, in his role as the state’s land officer, oversees the management and the leasing of Mississippi’s 640,000 acres […] [...]

Rice says wouldn’t return as secretary of state

CLINTON — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she wouldn’t want to hold that position again. >> BUSINESS BLOG Former secretary of state, KiOR board member Condoleeza Rice visits Mississippi>> “You should never go home twice,” Rice told reporters at Mississippi College in Clinton. Rice visited the school Tuesday to address benefactors at a […] [...]

Farm Bureau chief: Eminent domain push to continue despite lawsuit

The president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation says that organization’s advertising campaign aimed at convincing voters to restrict the state’s use of eminent domain will go forward, even though there is now a chance the initiative won’t even be on the November ballot. Leland Speed, the interim executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, […] [...]

Hosemann picks Pratt to head division

by MBJ Staff Published: February 20,2011

Tags: Delbert Hosemann, Ryan Pratt, Secretary of State

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is pleased to announce Ryan Pratt has been selected to lead the Secretary of State’s Policy and Research Division. Pratt comes to the position from the Ridgeland-based law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens, and Cannada, PLLC, where he practiced governmental and public finance law. As assistant secretary of state […] [...]

Secretary of State sells cemeteries for $1 each

by Ted Carter Published: October 5,2010

Tags: cemeteries, Secretary of State

The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office will soon be out of the cemetery business in Laurel and North Mississippi. Two of the distressed properties went to a church and a non-profit group, respectively, for bids of $1, and the others went to a pair of funeral homes for bids of $12,500 and $20,100, respectively. The […] [...]

Cartoon – June 7, 2010

by For the MBJ Published: June 6,2010

Tags: Cartoon, Delbert Hosemann, Mississippi, ricky nobile, Secretary of State


NASS adopts resolution, cites Stanford report

by Wally Northway Published: February 3,2010

Tags: inevesting, ponzi scheme, Secretary of State, stocks and bonds

JACKSON — The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has adopted a resolution proposed by the secretaries of state in Mississippi and Nevada that calls for the need for securities reform and uses the Stanford Financial Executive Report to supplement its findings. The resolution will be sent to each member of Congress for possible […] [...]

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