Month: February 2019

Tomorrow is Qualifying Deadline for Candidates

Where do your legislators stand on public education? If you are unhappy with your legislators’ votes on education issues, you can do something about it! Tomorrow is the deadline to qualify as a candidate for the Mississippi Legislature. You must sign qualifying papers in your party headquarters by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 1. Our children need …

Tomorrow is Qualifying Deadline for Candidates Read More »

Teacher Pay Raise and Voucher Bills Need Your Attention

Mississippi has a teacher shortage crisis. Educators are leaving the profession in droves, and too few young people are choosing teaching as a career. It is time for our legislators to make a real investment in our teachers. It is time for a meaningful pay raise for teachers and teacher assistants. Be aware that legislators are …

Teacher Pay Raise and Voucher Bills Need Your Attention Read More »

State Retirees Urged to Attend Important PERS Board Meeting

The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) board of trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, February 12, 11:30 a.m., to discuss retirees’ ability to serve in the Mississippi Legislature without forfeiting their retirement benefits. Attorney General Jim Hood has issued a news release urging state employees and retirees to attend the meeting. We’ve heard from numerous retired educators …

State Retirees Urged to Attend Important PERS Board Meeting Read More »

Repealer

A repealer is provision included in a statute that sets a date on which that law is repealed, or ceases to be in effect. This provision is used when the law is needed only for a certain period of time or to force the Legislature to revisit a law to evaluate its effectiveness, correct any …

Repealer Read More »

Good News on PERS, Need Calls on Vouchers

Today, the PERS board voted to direct the PERS staff to amend their regulations to comply with the Attorney General opinion allowing state retirees to draw their state retirement pensions while serving in the Mississippi Legislature. PERS staff was further directed to ensure that the new regulation complies with federal tax law, does not jeopardize the health …

Good News on PERS, Need Calls on Vouchers Read More »

State Retirees Urged to Attend Important PERS Board Meeting

The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) board of trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, February 12, 11:30 a.m., to discuss retirees’ ability to serve in the Mississippi Legislature without forfeiting their retirement benefits. Attorney General Jim Hood has issued a news release urging state employees and retirees to attend the meeting. We’ve heard from numerous retired educators …

State Retirees Urged to Attend Important PERS Board Meeting Read More »

RED ALERT: Voucher Extension Passes Senate Committee; Call Senators

Our children need your help! An amended version of SB 2675 passed the Senate Education Committee today and will now go to the full Senate for a floor vote. This bill originally called for a sweeping expansion of vouchers, but instead, what passed committee today is a provision to keep the current ESA voucher program running into …

RED ALERT: Voucher Extension Passes Senate Committee; Call Senators Read More »

How a Bill Becomes a Law

A bill must go through a lengthy process in order to become a law. Step 1. The bill is first introduced in the House or Senate (depending on whether a representative or senator authored the bill) and then referred to a committee. Examples of committees are education, finance, judiciary, and appropriations, to name a few. …

How a Bill Becomes a Law Read More »

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.