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.
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
Agenda items will include:
County, city, and state leaders, held a press conference at the Mississippi Association of Supervisors building in Jackson to protest the decision of the Mississippi Department of Corrections to close Joint State/County Work Programs (JSCWP) which are located in 30 counties
throughout the state. The Mississippi Association of Supervisors (MAS) was represented by Joe Andy Helton, MAS President and Leake County Supervisor, and Derrick Surrette, MAS Executive Director. Speaking on behalf of the Mississippi Municipal League (MML) was Mayor Jimmy Wallace of Carthage.