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COVID-19 outbreak taking a toll on state’s budget
Steven Gagliano
April 3, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak will likely have a lasting impact on Mississippi’s economy.  Around this time during a normal year, the Mississippi Legislature is beginning to wrap things up at the capitol, but this is not...
Governor requests ‘Presidential Major Disaster Declaration’
Steven Gagliano
April 3, 2020
Governor Tate Reeves has sent a letter to President Trump requesting a ‘Presidential Major Disaster Declaration’. According to the Governor’s office, the request is a procedural step to acquire necessary federal assets and resources to...
Governor Reeves Reschedules House District 88 Special Election
Bailey Martin
April 3, 2020
Governor Tate Reeves announced that the special election for House District 88 is rescheduled for June 23, 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19. Consulting with our state’s health officials and coordinating with Secretary Michael...
Gipson provides guidance on essential ag-related businesses
Steven Gagliano
April 3, 2020
Essential businesses are exempt from the statewide ‘shelter-in-place’ order that will take effect later today. In Mississippi, few businesses are as essential as agriculture. With that said,  Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson provided...
State Auditor to monitor COVID-19 stimulus spending
Steven Gagliano
April 2, 2020
Following the recent passage of the CARES Act, the $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package, federal funding will flow to states to assist with the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. State Auditor Shad White has announced...
Gov. Reeves: “Not ready to make a call” on...
Steven Gagliano
April 2, 2020
The statewide shelter-in-place order issued by Governor Tate Reeves will take effect Friday at 5 p.m. and last until April 20th, which is supposed to be the first day back at school for Mississippi students. ...
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