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Reverend Bobby Bolton, (left), pastor of Sweet Hope Baptist Church in Laurel, delivered an opening prayer to the senate on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the invitation of Senator Billy Hudson, who led the Pledge of Allegiance, after Lt. Governor Tate Reeves called lawmakers to order.

Bobby Bolton is also President of the Perry County Board of Supervisors.

On December 3, 2015, Congress passed a five-year reauthorization of the federal surface transportation programs called the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or FAST Act. The legislation included significant policy and funding provisions for counties and marks the first long-term transportation bill in over a decade.  


January 5-7, 2016
Jackson, MS

Click HERE to DOWNLOAD 2016 Mid-Winter Legislative Conference Agenda

MS Legislative Budget Office has released its 2017 budget recommendations.  Click HERE to view.

Within this report,  PEER collected route information from the eleven Mississippi public school districts that have more than ten deficient bridges within their district boundaries to determine to what extent deficient bridges (i. e., bridges that are closed to all vehicles or posted for vehicle weight limits that would apply to school buses) affect each district’s respective transportation system.

The Mississippi Association of Supervisors (“MAS”) announces its newest member service for county employees, the newly updated MAS County Employee Scholarship Program.

This morning NACo was informed that the Department of the Interior (DOI) would begin issuing payments to counties for the remaining 2015 Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funds. -
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USDA expands drought disaster aid area in Mississippi counties

The USDA has expanded the number of Mississippi counties eligible for drought disaster aid.

The USDA has named 19 counties as primary disaster areas, and 27 as contiguous. Two counties that were not  the previous list are adjacent to drought disaster areas in Louisiana and have been added for a total of 48 eligible counties in Mississippi.