Month: January 2018

LM Class of 2017

Leadership Mississippi Class of 2017     Frankie AdairRaytheon Space and Airborne Systems         Thania AverettSouthern Mississippi Planning & Development District             Heather BennettW.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company             Jerry BennettHol-Mac Corporation             Vernell BennettDelta State …

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Bills Dealing with Transportation Funding, Revising Education Funding Formula Pass in House of Representatives

January 22, 2018 – Within the first three weeks of the 2018 legislative session, two key issues have already garnered a lot of attention. The Mississippi House of Representatives has already passed measures dealing with transportation funding and the state’s education funding formula. Over the past three years, MEC has been at the lead in working …

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MEC 2018 Priority Issues

The operating boards of the Mississippi Economic Council has listed the following positions as priorities for the 2018 legislative session: Transportation Funding – MEC supports a practical approach to transportation funding that allows for immediate issues to be addressed at both the state and local level in order to maintain and preserve our state’s vital …

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Public Education Forum Receives $50,000 Walmart Grant

The Public Education Forum of Mississippi recently received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the Mississippi Scholars and Mississippi Scholars Tech Master programs. Specifically, this grant will be used to sustain and expand both programs. Both Mississippi Scholars and Mississippi Scholars Tech Master positively impact the local community …

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