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House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, discusses the Joint Legislative Budget Committee FY 2021 state budget recommendation with reporters following a committee meeting in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Committee members reviewed and adopted the budget recommendation which will be submitted for consideration by the Legislature when they meet next year. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Analysis: Leadership team will shape the lawmaking process

Jan. 26, 2020 5:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has completed one of his most consequential tasks of the four-year legislative term — choosing House committee members and leaders. The assignments were announced Thursday. They are crucial because committees get the first shot at deciding...

House Appropriations Committee member Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, speaks to the specifics of providing additional funding for state public school teachers' salaries for fiscal year 2020 in a bill before the committee, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Republicans assigned to most top jobs in Mississippi House

Jan. 23, 2020 1:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans will continue to hold most leadership positions during this four-year term in the Mississippi House, where the party has more than 60% of the seats. House Speaker Philip Gunn, a Republican from Clinton, announced most committee assignments for the 122 representatives...

Analysis: Hosemann delves into role as lieutenant governor

Jan. 12, 2020 5:03 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's new Republican lieutenant governor, Delbert Hosemann, has a reputation for working hard and expecting others around him to do the same. Hosemann was an attorney in private practice before he served three terms as secretary of state. He moved from that job to lieutenant...

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, addresses the joint session of the Legislature in House chambers at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, Miss., following the swearing in of all the statewide elected officials except the governor, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves will be inaugurated Tuesday, Jan. 14. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Both parties in new Mississippi Senate leadership roles

Jan. 10, 2020 5:02 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's new Republican lieutenant governor is putting together a bipartisan leadership team in the state Senate for the new four-year term. Delbert Hosemann was inaugurated to the state's second-highest office Thursday and announced committees of the 52-member Senate on Friday....

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, reacts to the lawmakers applause after addressing the joint session of the Legislature in House chambers at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, Miss., following the swearing in of all the statewide elected officials except the governor, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves will be inaugurated Tuesday, Jan. 14. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

7 of 8 Mississippi statewide officials are inaugurated

Jan. 9, 2020 5:49 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's new lieutenant governor, Republican Delbert Hosemann, said immediately after his inauguration Thursday that he wants to work with all lawmakers to improve education, enact pay raises for state employees and address problems in a state's prison system that has been rocked...

Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, left, Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven, center Rep. Steve Hopkins, R-Southaven, repeat the oath of office as they are sworn into office in the Mississippi House chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

New 4-year term begins for Mississippi legislators

Jan. 7, 2020 4:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators on Tuesday began their four-year term facing the challenge of a cash-strapped and chronically understaffed prison system that has been rocked by violence in recent days. They could also decide this year whether to boost salaries again for teachers who have long...

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, right, confers with Republican Secretary of State-elect Michael Watson, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The start of the four-month long 2020 session of the state legislature begins at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 7. Watson, a former legislator, will be among several statewide elected officials that will be sworn into office on Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi legislators starting their new 4-year term

Jan. 6, 2020 5:27 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers will be sworn in Tuesday to begin their four-year term with Republicans maintaining control of both the House and the Senate. The opening day will be filled with formalities. Members of the House of Representatives will elect Republican Philip Gunn to serve a...

Analysis: House speaker bringing policy proposals later

Dec. 27, 2019 4:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has a broad idea about what he wants lawmakers to consider in 2020. However, he says he's waiting to see specific proposals about teacher pay raises, roads and bridges, health care and other issues. “We're going to continue to look at...

Mississippi city now owns closed hospital, seeks medical use

Dec. 25, 2019 11:10 AM EST

NEWTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city hopes to attract a new health care provider to a closed hospital building that it now owns. WTOK-TV reports that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office transferred the former Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton to the city of Newton last week. The state took...

Analysis: Hosemann says he's ready to work as lt. governor

Dec. 22, 2019 4:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's incoming lieutenant governor is setting an ambitious agenda for his first year in office. Republican Delbert Hosemann will be sworn in Jan. 9, along with most of the other statewide elected officials. That's two days after the legislative session begins and five days...