WTOK – Law erases potentially costly demand for county supervisors

A new Mississippi law erases personal debt that some county supervisors were facing for insurance coverage.

House Bill 1249 became law when Gov. Phil Bryant signed it April 18. It allows counties to pay for life insurance and health insurance expenses for dependents of county employees, including retroactive payments.

A previous law said any county employee wanting dependent coverage must submit a written request, and the entire cost of that coverage must be paid by the employee.



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WLOX – Coast lawmakers review 2019 legislative session, look ahead to 2020

Coast lawmakers review 2019 legislative session, look ahead to 2020

State Senators Deborah Dawkins, Joel Carter and Michael Watson, along with Representatives Scott Delano and Sonya Williams-Barnes formed Monday’s panel, and it didn’t take long before they were tackling one of the hottest topics from this year’s session – teacher pay raises.

This year, legislators agreed on a $1500 pay raise for teachers and assistant teachers. Senator Michael Watson was among those who said the pay raise was a fair solution.

“I think we’ll see more in the year to come, but the also important piece is making sure we’re not pitting our teachers against our other state employees. So, we gave our other state employees a raise as well. We need to make sure we do that for every one to give them the best that we can,” he said.

On the other side, Representative Sonya Williams-Barnes stood firm that teachers deserve more.



“I personally didn’t feel like it was enough,” she said, “because we have to make sure that teachers are competitive, and education is a foundation here in our state, and it makes sure we have a good workforce. And if we aren’t competitive and we begin losing teachers, then it could be detrimental to our state.”

Sen. Wicker speaks on ending malaria

 

State Rep. Anderson on Louisiana, Mississippi anti-abortion law: See you in court

 

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WCBI – MUW announces free tuition program for Mississippi National Guard

See the source imageMississippi University for Women announced a free tuition program for the Mississippi National Guard.

The new agreement will ensure free tuition to undergraduate Mississippi National Guard participants enrolled full time at The W as well as any full-time Army members.

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Wicker supports National Nurses Week

 

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