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YP Daily Roundup 9/29/21

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YP – Legislative Black Caucus holds medical marijuana hearings ahead of potential special session

The Special Select Committee of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus held a hearing on medical marijuana on Tuesday after rumors that a potential special session is around the corner.

Ag Commissioner Gipson tweets potential cost of medical marijuana on MDAC

WCBI – Gov. Reeves says a special session about medical marijuana could be near

Governor Reeves says he wants to make sure everything is in place before he calls lawmakers to Jackson for a special session.

“We have negotiations ongoing, conversations ongoing between the leadership, in House and Senate, and also Senate leadership and their members, House leadership and their members, and we’re doing all that online and other things so we’re not spending any money yet, so we want to make sure we get details worked out and get it substantially complete, so when the legislature does come in they can come in, get it done quickly and get back to their daily lives,” Gov. Reeves said.

Governor Reeves says a special session costs taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day.

YP – Congressman Kelly rips Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending package

Mississippi 1st District Congressman Trent Kelly (R) is calling out the Congressional Democrats and their proposed $3.5 trillion spending package, calling their plan “reckless” as it will have negative impacts on American taxpayers and farmers.

On Saturday, members of the House Budget Committee voted to pass the $3.5 trillion spending bill. Kelly addressed his objections.

“I oppose this bill which includes reckless spending on liberal priorities that come at the expense of American taxpayers and farmers,” Congressman Kelly said.

Governor Reeves talks MS manufacturing in Raymond

YP – U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services awards nearly $13 million to 19 MS health centers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), issued a released announcing the awarding of $12,863,536 in American Rescue Plan funding to 19 health centers in Mississippi.

The release says the funds are to expand the primary health care infrastructure in medically underserved communities.

Additionally, HRSA notes the need to bolster these health centers’ efforts in combatting COVID-19 locally, allowing the health center recipients in Mississippi to use this funding to secure freezers to store COVID-19 vaccines, purchase mobile vans to better reach and vaccinate marginalized communities, or construct, renovate or expand their facilities so they are better equipped for future pandemics or public health challenges.

Thompson says additional subpoenas likely this week regarding Jan. 6 Committee

Guest pushes back on Biden’s spending narrative

Wicker receives Moynihan Award

Hyde-Smith helps packs disaster relief kits

WTOK – State asks to delay order that it create mental health plan

The state of Mississippi intends to appeal a federal judge’s mandate that it come up with a plan detailing how it will work to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of people with mental illness.

Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ordered that Mississippi had 120 days to come up with a proposed plan to submit to the U.S. Justice Department and a mental health expert.

Reeves ordered that the final plan be completed in 180 days. Lawyers for the state asked in court documents if the January 2022 deadline could be postponed because the state intends to appeal Reeves’ ruling.