July 6, 2016

Special 2016 Legislative Session

Southaven, MS – Constituent Report Legislative Special Session  On Tuesday June 29, 2016 the Governor called the Legislature into Special Session.  State law requires the State […]
June 1, 2016

End of 2016 Session

SOUTHAVEN, MS – Constituent Report This is my last newsletter covering the 2016 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature.  I apologize for the lengthy delay in […]
April 5, 2016

Constituent Report for April 5th

JACKSON, MS – Constituent Report Week 12 – March 21st – March 25th This week, we started taking up general bills that originated in the House […]
March 21, 2016

Constituent Report for March 21

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 is that Senate Bill 2858 will reduce the tax burden on small businesses, making it easier for them to grow and reinvest. The bill would also eliminate the 3 percent and 4 percent tax brackets levied on income, keeping more money in the pockets of taxpayers.
February 15, 2016

Constituent Report

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 special session in order to authorize Mississippi’s largest economic development project to date. The House first took up the bill and after several hours of discussion pasted the
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 […]
February 2, 2016

Senator Blackwell begins legislative session on the go