March 21, 2016

Constituent Report for March 21

JACKSON, MS – Constituent Report Week 10 – March 7th – March 11th This week we passed a major tax cut bill called the Taxpayer Pay Raise Act of 2016.  Senate Bill 2825 would phase out income tax on the first $5,000 of taxable income and gradually eliminate franchise tax on the property of businesses and their capital. The idea …

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March 7, 2016

Constituent Report for March 07

JACKSON, MS – Constituent Report Week 7 – February 15th – February 19th The pace picked up this week as committees meet to discuss bills that will eventually come before the full senate.  As I mentioned before, there have been hundreds of bills filed and sent to their respective committees for consideration. While many bills are assigned to committees only …

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February 15, 2016

Constituent Report

JACKSON, MS – Constituent Report Week 5 – February 1st – 5th As I mentioned in my last newsletter, the legislature in conjunction with Governor Bryant’s 1.5% budget cuts, has voluntarily elected to reduce the legislative budget. Thus we have pushed up our Sine Die date to April 24th from May 8th. On Thursday February 4th, the legislature convened a …

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February 3, 2016

State Senator Blackwell launches new and improved website for Mississippi Voters

Press Release JACKSON, MS – State Senator Kevin Blackwell (DISTRICT 19) today announced the launch of his new website, complete with new user-friendly tools to track his activities while in session and an improved map of his district for constituents. “The new website is an improvement from the previous one,” said Blackwell.  “The site is smart-phone friendly and makes it …

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February 2, 2016

Senator Blackwell begins legislative session on the go

Constituent Report, Friday, January 29, 2016 This is the first of what I hope to be many Legislative Reports letting you know what is going on at your State Capitol. I will promise that I will not bombard you with needless weekly emails. If there is nothing significant to report I will wait and sum up the information in a …

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