Posts Tagged ‘veto’

Governor vetoes bill allowing transport of liquor through dry counties

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 […] [...]

Governor vetoes bill giving more power to reservoir board

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has vetoed a bill that would’ve given municipal powers to the board that operates the Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson. Republican Bryant, who lived near the reservoir for more than 20 years, says the bill would’ve given “unlimited taxing authority to an unelected board to provide unspecified municipal services in […] [...]

Governor vetoes school board study legislation

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has vetoed a bill calling for a study of elected local school boards. Some lawmakers had wanted all local school board members to be chosen by voters, in part because boards can raise taxes. Today, county school board members are elected, while some city school boards are entirely appointed and […] [...]

Mayor vetoes pay hike for himself, aldermen

STARKVILLE — Mayor Parker Wiseman has vetoed a salary increase for members of the board of aldermen and the mayor. The Starkville Daily News reports the city board had approved the raises Jan. 2 on a 6-1 vote. Wiseman vetoed it Tuesday. The proposal would increase the aldermen’s annual pay from $12,000 to $15,000 and […] [...]

Mayor vetoes budget adopted by City Council

GULFPORT — Mayor George Schloegel has vetoed the 2012-2013 budget adopted by the Gulfport City Council last week. Schloegel urged the council yesterday to take another look at “right sizing” the city staff and cutting expenses. Council president Ricky Dombrowski told The Sun Herald a small group of council members would meet to consider the […] [...]

Will governor sign or veto craft beer bill?

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is not yet saying whether he’ll sign or veto a bill that would allow the sale of stronger beer in the state, including some craft brews that have been unavailable because of current regulations. Bryant will review the measure after he gets it from the Legislature, his spokesman, Mick Bullock, […] [...]

Barbour vetoes school-sale bill

by Published: April 2,2010

Tags: land, Legislature, real estate, state government, veto

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has vetoed House Bill 637, legislation that would have allowed the state to sell the Old School for the Blind in Jackson. According to Barbour, the bill failed to include the option to lease the land and because of the current lackluster market for prime commercial real estate, among other […] [...]

Barbour keeps veto record perfect

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has upheld Gov. Haley Barbour’s veto of a bill that attempted to restore more than one-fifth of the money he has cut from the state budget. Twenty-one senators sided with the governor and 30 voted to override the veto. An override would’ve taken a two-thirds majority, or 34 votes. Barbour […] [...]

Recent Posts

Polls

How ready is your business for health care reform?

View Results

The MBJ poll should not be considered a scientific one. Results reflect only the opinion of those who participate.

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Comments