Legislative Session Halfway Over

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The Mississippi Legislature adjourned today, closing out the 53rd day of our 90 day session.

As many committees in the House and Senate continue to craft a budget for the next fiscal year, general committees considered bills passed by the other house.

I was happy to welcome Heath Ferguson of Madison to the Capitol. He delivered the invocation in the House of Representatives. Heath has an inspiring story of recovery, and a heart for serving the Lord.

Heath currently serves at the Director of Pastoral Care and Faith Relations at Mississippi Baptist Health Systems. It was an honor to welcome him to the Capitol.

(L to R: Speaker Philip Gunn, Rep. Becky Currie, Heath Ferguson, Rep. Joel Bomgar)

(L to R: Speaker Philip Gunn, Rep. Becky Currie, Heath Ferguson, Rep. Joel Bomgar)

The legislature passed a resolution this week honoring another Madison resident, Allison Ruhl, an educator at Madison Station Elementary. House Resolution 21 recognizes Ms. Ruhl for receiving the prestigious Milken Educator Award. You can read the full text of the resolution here.

Wednesday was the deadline for each chamber to pass revenue bills. We voted on a number of measures dealing with sales tax exemptions, tax credits, and borrowing.

You can view each of my votes, along with an explanation, on this week’s blog post here.

Local leaders from across Madison County met this week for the annual League and Legislature luncheon sponsored by the Madison County Business League and Foundation.

It was great to join so many leaders from our business community at this event! Thank you to Executive Director Jan Collins and the entire MCBL&F leadership for your work! You can find out more about the MCBL&F here.

Next week marks the deadline for the House to consider bills passed by the Senate. As always, I will highlight the most important events in next week’s update.

Please let me know if you ever have any questions, requests, or if I can do anything for you!

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