Sen. Burt Jones: Update from under the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson) With only 28 days remaining in this year’s legislative session, things are moving along smoothly here at the Capitol. Committee meetings are well underway and the first bill of the session has passed through the Senate. The work that...

Sen. Burt Jones: Update from the Capitol – Week 11

By: Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson) During the 11th week of the 2018 Legislative Session, the Senate passed 54 pieces of legislation. As we head toward this year’s Sine Die, we are as busy as ever under the Gold Dome. In addition to passing the General Budget for the...

Sen. Burt Jones: Update from the Capitol – Week 8

By: Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson) With Crossover Day now behind us, we have just a month before Sine Die. This week, we debated and voted on 72 pieces of legislation, and they will now move on to the House to continue the legislative process. Each bill we pass focuses...

Sen. Burt Jones: Update from the Capitol – Week 7

By: Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson) We are now seven weeks into this year’s legislative session with Crossover Day approaching next week. At this point, your state Senators are gearing up to debate our final general Senate bills and resolutions, which will all need to...

Sen. Burt Jones: Update from the Capitol – Week 6

By: Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson) The sixth week of the 2018 legislative session has come to an end. This week we passed 20 bills, proving our busiest week yet. We are more than halfway through, having completed 22 legislative days, and now we work towards Crossover...

Sen. Burt Jones: Update from the Capitol – Week 5

By: Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson) The fifth week of the 2018 Legislative session came and went very quickly. The Senate saw many bills presented and voted on and I was pleased with the support on both sides of the aisle for many pieces of legislation that were...

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