WLOX – Sec. of State Delbert Hosemann says he’s not running for his current office

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he’s not running for his current office again, but won’t say what he’s running for next.

Hosemann, speaking Monday to the Capitol press corps and Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government, said that after three terms in office, he has met his goals as secretary of state and thinks it’s time to move on. The Republican says he still has “great interest” in the state, and voters may see his name on a future ballot.

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WTOK – Auditor issues notices for treasury payments

State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced Monday that he has notified the towns of Tchula and Raleigh, City of Shaw and Coahoma County to prepare to pay delinquent court assessment fees to the Mississippi Treasurer’s Office, or face receiving a formal demand for the payments.

The auditor’s office says court assessment fees are commonly collected in association with traffic violations and misdemeanor offenses, and are required by state law to be deposited with the State Treasurer on a monthly basis.

In a news release, the auditor says Tchula has collected but not appropriately deposited $68,556.42 in assessments; Raleigh has collected but not appropriately deposited $47,076.72; Shaw has collected but not appropriately deposited $14,935.35 and Coahoma County has collected but not appropriately deposited $18,668.27.

WLBT – Governor Phil Bryant vetoes bill creating stricter guidelines for real estate brokers

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is vetoing a bill that would have created stricter requirements for real estate brokers to earn licenses in the state.

House Bill 1476 would have required Mississippians to be active, licensed real estate salespeople for three years before qualifying for the real estate broker’s exam and license…

…Bryant, in a Friday veto message, called the requirement “over-burdensome.” He said his policy is to encourage economic competition and “use the least restrictive means necessary to protect consumers.”

WJTV – House District 60 run-off Tuesday


DAILY JOURNAL – Special session for MAEP rewrite – just rumors, at least for now

When asked about a possible special session, Clay Chandler, a spokesman for Gov. Phil Bryant, said, “There are no current plans for a special session, but Gov. Bryant is always willing to listen to (legislative) leadership.”

And Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, the author of the proposed rewrite, said, “I think there is a better way of funding education obviously. I don’t think a special session will happen, though, unless we get an agreement.”

Gunn said it has been the custom of Bryant not to call special sessions unless there was an agreement between the House and Senate on the proposed subject of the special session.


Gov. Bryant meets with Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard


Sen. Wicker: Senate considering roll-back of Dodd-Frank