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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.

Sheriff Harold Jones, Covington County Sheriff and Sheriff's Association President,  has received a letter from Marshall Fisher, DOC Commissioner, outlining the closure of Joint State County Work Programs ("JSCWP"). The body of the letter is copied below. (A PDF of the letter may be downloaded here.)

April 30, 2015

Recipients of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Community College Scholarships have been announced. A list of recipients, organized by county, can be found here.

The Senate passed the Medicare Reimbursement – CHIPs bill (HR2) which includes two years of SRS at 5% ramp down per year.  It includes a provision that payments must be made this year within 45 days of the passage and signing of the bill.  We join with our friends at NACo in thanking congress for passage this bill.

Paul J Pearce
National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition

County saves again with state insurance plan


Madison County Journal



Madison County's participation in a property and casualty insurance pool continues to save taxpayers money, officials say.

Available for download are economic presentations from the Office of Medicaid, the State Economist, and the State Treasurer.


State Economist

State Treasurer

As set forth by the provisions of Section 27-103-113, Mississippi Code of 1972, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee hereby sumbits its Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Recommendation for consideration by the Legislature.  Please go to the link below to read or download the recommendations.

Legislative budget leaders have recommended a $6.013 billion total state budget for the next fiscal year. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee recommendations include no mention of a possible tax decrease.

From the Clarion Ledger, by  Jimmie E. Gates, December 9, 2014

For the full story including video follow the link below:

In a decision that was closely followed by citizens and  local press, the Warren County Board of Supervisors voted on Monday, December 8, 2014 to become a member of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Insurance Trust (MASIT). For the full story from the Vicksburg Post, follow the link below.