Days after we gaveled out of the 2021 Legislative Session, we began traveling the state. Our reasons for getting out of the Capitol and into your county have been two-fold.
First, we learn more when we visit with Mississippians directly about the real issues they are grappling with in their communities. We will take what we learn, follow up with research, and try to implement solutions to the problems constituents face in the next Legislative Session.
Second, our state is set to receive a windfall over the next year from Congress, including $1.8 billion in unallocated federal money, and billions more to citizens, local governments, and other state agencies. Our discussions with city and county officials in more than a dozen counties so far have centered on one goal: we must stretch these dollars to make positive changes which last beyond one or two years, instead lasting for one or two generations.
While other states may focus on frivolous, one-time pet projects, if we engage in proper planning now, challenge ourselves to think conservatively and long-term, and work together, we can invest in Mississippi’s future in a more responsible way.
We will keep you updated as we move throughout the state. As always, if you have an idea or question, please do not hesitate to reach out to me: email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued support!