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As Congress returns after the elections, counties are calling on Congress to immediately address PILT funding during the lame duck session. Today, the National Association of Counties (NACo) issued a press statement calling on Congress fund PILT.

Recap of Current Status

The Secretary of State's Office has announce the launch of online filing for businesses in MIssissippi.

Click here to find a brief message from Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman concerning this new cost saving method.

National policy  issues that were discussed at the recent NACo Conference and are of importance to Mississippi counties: 

Mississippi Residents Save Nearly $7 million on Prescriptions with Free Discount Program

July 2, 2014 – Jackson, MS – MAS, Mississippi’s Association of Supervisors, and the Coast2Coast Rx program have saved residents $6,924,211.83 million on their prescriptions with the Coast2Coast Rx card, a free discount prescription initiative. 

Officers for the 2014-2015 year were named at the Annual Summer Conference held in Biloxi, June 16-19.

Joe Andy Helton, Leake County Supervisor, President

Eddie Dixon, Marshall County Supervisor, 1st Vice President

Connie Rockco, Harrison County Supervisor, 2nd Vice President

Peggy Calhoun, Hinds County, 3rd Vice President

Check out on video from the 2014 MAS Conference. Go to the Education&Training Button on the website home page or  follow this link http://www.mssupervisors.org/education-training/

The Madison County Board of Supervisors recently voted to join the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Insurance Trust (MASIT). On a vote of 4-0, the Board voted to go with the MASIT Pool and save $50,000 a year. For the complete story go to the Madison County Journal online edition.

Statewide building code welcomed, but some jurisdictions may opt out

Are you in or are you out?

With permission from the Mississippi Business Journal, June 6, 2014 issue.

The Mississippi Association of Supervisors opposes the proposed rule change to the Clean Water Act; Definitions: Water of The United States.

Public comment submitted by MAS can be read here.

The MAS letter sent to the EPA can be read here.

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