Elections

Special election set to fill House seat vacated by freshman lawmaker

A special election has been set to fill a suddenly vacant seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives.  Governor Tate Reeves has set the special election for House District 88 (Jasper & Jones County) for April 21st, and the qualifying deadline for candidates intending to run is March 2nd.  If no candidate receives a majority …

Legislation coming to move DMV from Public Safety to Secretary of State’s office

Secretary of State Michael Watson has announced upcoming legislation regarding a proposal to transfer functions of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to the Secretary of State’s Office. The “SIP Plan”, which stands for Service, Information and Professionalism, provides a roadmap to improve the way Mississippians get or renew their driver’s licenses. Related Story The …

Auditor identifies Gov. Bryant as whistleblower in DHS investigation

New information has come to light in the ongoing investigation into what State Auditor Shad White has called the “largest public embezzlement case in Mississippi history.” Last week, former Department of Human Services Executive Director John Davis and five others were arrested following an 8-month long investigation that revealed that Davis and his co-conspirators allegedly …