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Mississippi

Mississippi

Mississippi (MS)


Capital: Jackson

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State Code

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
2,986,530
Population 2017 2,989,663
Population 2016 2,988,298
Below Poverty 2018 19.6
Below Poverty 2017 19.8
Below Poverty 2016 20.8
Employment – Population Ratio 2018
53.1
Employment – Population Ratio 2017 53.0
Employment – Population Ratio 2016 52.8
Unemployed 2018 4.8
Unemployed 2017 5.1
Unemployed 2016 5.8
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 4,017
STATE FACTS
The Vicksburg National Cemetery is the second largest national cemetery in the country, behind only Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1902 while on a hunting expedition in Sharkey County, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear, resulting in the creation of the world-famous teddy bear.
The Mississippi River is the largest in the United States and is the nation’s chief waterway. Its nickname is Old Man River.

 

 

Government

ELECTED OFFICIALS
 Governor
Tate Reeves (R)
 Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann (R)
 Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R)
 Secretary of State Michael Watson (R)
 State Senate Control R – 36; D – 16
 State House Control R – 75; D – 46; I – 1

 

Legislative Process

LEGISLATIVE DATES AND DEADLINES
Convenes January 8, 2019
Sine Die Adjournment April 8, 2019
Committee Deadline N/A
Crossover Deadline February 15, 2019
Carryover from Previous Session No
Governor’s Signing Deadline (in session) Five days, Sundays excepted
Governor’s Signing Deadline (after adjournment) 15 days from presentment, Sundays excepted
Veto Override 2/3 majority
Legislation Effective Date 60 days after passage

Notable Laws & Legislation

SAFE Act
Security Breach Notification Law

 

Enforcement

Consumer Complaints

Regulatory Actions

Featured Regulations

 

Advocacy, Initiatives & Reports

Advocacy
Reports

Political Geography


Map of Legislative Districts
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County Map
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