YP – Legislative FY 2022 budget proposal released – includes defunding, deleting vacant positions amid other spending cuts

The Joint Legislative Budget Committee released its Fiscal Year 2022 Mississippi State Budget Recommendations on Monday.

According to the report, the FY 2022 General Fund revenue estimate adopted by the Governor and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee totals $5,754,300,000 and reflects an increase in anticipated revenue of 1.1% above the Fiscal Year 2021 revenue estimate.

General Funds available for FY 2022 are $53.6 million more than General Funds appropriated for FY 2021. Based on this General Fund revenue estimate, the FY 2022 General Funds available for expenditure (excluding the 2% Set-Aside) are $5,639,214,000.

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YP – Mississippi restaurant owners push for Sen. Wicker’s Restaurants Act for COVID-19 relief

As COVID-19 is still impacting the nation and world, with no current end in sight, businesses all over are wondering when they will see additional stimulus from the Federal government.

Restaurant owner from Jackson Mississippi, Jeff Good, spoke to CNN about the impact of the pandemic on his own decades old businesses in the Capitol city. At the end of the interview he begged Congress for additional stimulus and passage of the Restaurants Act in order for them to do their work and keep on going.

In a repost of the CNN interview, Senator Roger Wicker said he has authored legislation to do just that and keep businesses alive and employee’s working.

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YP – MS House swears in Representative Joseph Tubb for District 87

On Monday, the Mississippi House of Representatives welcomed a new member in Joseph “Bubba” Tubb who recently won the District 87 seat.

The seat became vacant after the resignation of Rep. Billy Andrews. He ran for the seat successfully against Tubb in 2019 only to find out in 2020 he would not be permitted to draw his PERS retirement and serve, per state law.

YP – Gov. Reeves’ father among six selected to cast Mississippi’s electoral votes in December

The six individuals who will cast Mississippi’s electoral votes on December 14 have been selected.

As reported by WLBT  who confirmed with Governor Reeves’ office, those men are: Frank Bordeaux, John Dane III, Francis C. Lee, Bruce Martin, Johnny McRight, and Terry Reeves.

YP – PSC Commissioner Maxwell talks $496 million broadband expansion award with Y’all Politics

Public Service Commissioner Dane Maxwell joined Y’all Politics Tuesday morning to discuss the announcement of nearly half a billion dollars coming to Mississippi for broadband expansion, with more likely on the way in Phase 2.

YP – Wicker celebrates broadband award from FCC

YP – Quadient bringing 75 jobs to Marshall County with new distribution center

Communications software and technology company Quadient is locating its North American distribution operations in Marshall County. The project represents an $11 million investment, combining land, facilities, construction and corporate efforts. Quadient will create 75 jobs for its facility.

“Marshall County’s ideal location in North Mississippi, convenient access to an exceptional transportation network and skilled pipeline of workers once again prove we have the winning combination for industry-leading companies with distribution needs,” Gov. Tate Reeves said. “We are proud to welcome Quadient as the newest member of the Mississippi business community and thank the company for bringing dozens of new job opportunities to the people of Marshall County and the surrounding areas.”

YP – Auditor returns nearly $500,000 to MS Taxpayers

DAILY JOURNAL – Education, workforce participation top lieutenant governor’s priorities

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An array of education policies sit atop Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann’s priorities for next year’s legislative session – policies he pitched, in part, as linked with the economic goal of getting more Mississippians working.

Hosemann, a first-term Republican headed into his second session as presiding officer of the state Senate, swung through Northeast Mississippi on Tuesday. He met with local elected officials, economic figures and sat for an interview with the Daily Journal.

On education, Hosemann said he remains committed to a teacher pay raise, a 2019 campaign promise which was derailed in this year’s session by tax revenue drops linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WJTV – Appeals court: Mississippi school lawsuit may go forward