Monday, May 11, 2020

Senate Reconvenes Tomorrow

Hearings scheduled. 

Lieutenant Governor Hibbit Hosemann issued the following statement.

Senators will have the opportunity to participate in four hearings related to immediate and future COVID-19 expenses when the 2020 Legislative Session reconvenes in Jackson this week.

The Mississippi Senate gavels in at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, to continue their work in appropriating $1.25 billion in federal funds provided through the CARES Act passed by Congress in April. Last week, legislators began the initial steps of creating a grant program to help small businesses stay afloat.

“Some of the funding available must go to reimburse the significant expenses already incurred by hospitals, local governments, and other entities. Within the federal government’s guidelines, other amounts can go toward planning for Mississippi’s future needs, like increased distance learning capability and broadband access,” Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann said. “Our Senators are doing the work to make sure this money is appropriated expeditiously and wisely.”

With assistance from Mississippi Public Broadcasting, the hearings will be broadcast on YouTube. A link to the webcast will be available on the Legislature’s website:

All hearings will be held in Senate Room 216. The full schedule (times are tentative) and planned testimony is as follows:

Tuesday, May 12

· 1 p.m.—County Affairs/Municipalities: presentations by the Mississippi Municipal League and Mississippi Association of Supervisors on expenses incurred by local governments.

· 3 p.m.—Public Health & Welfare/Medicaid: presentations by Dr. Thomas Dobbs, State Health Officer; Mississippi Hospital Association; University of Mississippi Medical Center; and Department of Mental Health, and others on expenses incurred at health facilities, and on PPE and testing, as well as other issues related to public health and the pandemic.

Wednesday, May 13

· 1 p.m.—Education/Universities & Colleges/Energy/Technology: presentations by the Mississippi Department of Education; Community & Junior Colleges Board; Institutions of Higher Learning; Public Service Commission, and others on the challenges of distance learning, plans for back-to-school in the fall, and increasing broadband access.

Thursday, May 14

· 10 a.m.—Accountability, Efficiency & Transparency/Interstate & Federal Cooperation: presentation by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and local emergency management officials on expenses incurred by local and state emergency management officials.

The Capitol is open to the public, but only those with business are encouraged to attend in person. Others are encouraged to watch online. Medical professionals from the State Department of Health and Mississippi State Medical Association are taking temperatures, and issuing masks and hand sanitizer, to those entering.


Anonymous said...

A week of "hearings".


Stuff About ZeroBear PolyBear said...

Hookers will be busy tonight. Legislature in session opens up such opportunity for them.

Anonymous said...

Gunn and Hoseman wanted to control the money.
They got their wish.

Both said "we will get it to the Mississippians that need it . . . ASAP ".

Now they call for the first week of "Hearings".

Tate was correct about those two from the start.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that restaurants are allowed to reopen the same week the legislators need a drink and a free meal.

Anonymous said...

Behold! This is democracy manifest

Anonymous said...

Hookers rejoice....

Anonymous said...

I hate whenever this happens-

Anonymous said...

Too bad the old "Sun'n Sand" closed.

The legislature could stumble everywhere in downtown Jackson.
Getting a DUI in Ridgeland after a night at Tico's is a tad bit more dangerous.

The folks back home might not like such behavior from a local Deacon and one of their elected sons
of "The Church".

Unknown said...

I’m sick of this whole thing. Have a child who graduated college with no job prospects. Just want things back to normal for her..

Anonymous said...

What ever happen to the legislator that got caught beating the hell out of his wife?

Anonymous said...

Who serves as entertainment director for these legislators since Steven Hutton got busted for pimping? I am sure it also is just a coincidence that bars are opening to coincide with them coming back.

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