Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and House Speaker Philip Gunn have announced a plan to reconvene the Mississippi Legislature on Monday, May 18.
The remainder of the session will be on an expedited schedule, as legislators must complete their work and pass a budget prior to the July 1 start of the new fiscal year. Lt. Gov. Hosemann has indicated that the Legislature will delay decisions on the FY2021 budget until revenue numbers for April and May are reported, pushing votes on budget bills well into June.
When the Legislature reconvenes, the House and Senate will consider general legislation that passed the opposite chamber prior to the suspension of the session due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Check our bill tracker and watch for news on legislation that could have a significant impact on our public schools.
Revenue is expected to be reduced, and budgets are expected to tighten. We will need your help to ensure that our public schools remain a priority.
Want to know what legislators are expecting from the remainder of the session? Tune in Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for the fourth session in the Mississippi Collective’s Virtual Happy Hour Speaker Series when Rep. Shanda Yates will be the guest. Register here.
And keep checking your inbox, our website, and social media for important announcements. Our children are counting on us, and together, we’ve got this!