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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.

U.S. Court of Appeals Delays WOTUS Rule Nationwide

By Julie Ufner, Associate Legislative Director, NACo - Environment, Energy & Land Use - 

On October 9, the 6th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals issued an order to temporarily delay the “Waters of the U.S.” rule (also known as WOTUS) nationwide.  The order was in response to challenges brought by 18 states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin).

Mid-Winter Legislative Conference January 5, 6,& 7 2016

 Hilton Jackson, 1001 E. County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39211

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