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May Update

End of Session

The 2024 Legislative Session officially adjourned Sine Die on May 14, marking the end of the long session. In total, 408 bills made their way completely through the process and became law. Six bills were passed by both chambers but vetoed by the Governor.


We took on a lot of big issues this year and did a lot of important work. I'm proud of the way the session went, but I'm already focused on next year's session and the work we'll do in 2025. PERS, healthcare, taxes, budget, and public safety are all topics that will likely come up again next January, and I'm ready to address them head-on.


This session was also my first as Chairman of the newly-created Senate Government Structure Committee. We did some good work, but I know there will be even more big items on our plate next year. As I've said repeatedly, one of my top focuses as a Senator is to find ways to make government work better for the people. We can make our government more streamlined, more efficient, and more cost-effective to protect tax-payer dollars and the people of Mississippi. I welcome any ideas you may have for improving the functions of state government, and I can always be reached at msgovernmentstructure@gmail.com.

ABC Warehouse Construction Continues

For several years, the future of Mississippi's Alcoholic Beverage Control warehouse has been a topic of discussion. All wine and liquor that comes into Mississippi first goes through ABC's warehouse before being distributed to package stores throughout the state. The warehouse currently in use is outdated, too small, and inefficient. During the past several session, the Legislature has passed bills to address the problems and authorize the construction of a new warehouse that will allow for quicker, more efficient processing, which will drive down costs and wait times for consumers. As Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, I was heavily involved in the process of getting these bills passed.


I spoke with WLBT earlier this month about the progress currently being made. Construction of the new warehouse should begin soon, and I'll keep you updated on the progress. You can watch that interview HERE.


Jackson Road Named for Blues Legend Bobby Rush

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of meeting Mississippi Blues icon Bobby Rush when he visited the Capitol during session. He is a nationally renowned artist and singer, and has been a prominent figure in Mississippi's music scene for decades. In May, a Jackson road leading from I-20 to downtown named for the Blues legend officially opened as Bobby Rush Boulevard. I'm proud to see Mississippians doing really cool stuff, and I'm glad that Bobby's accomplishments continue to be recognized.


Senator Johnson with Bobby Rush and other Senators


I want to hear from you!

If you have any thoughts about the most recent or upcoming session, please let me know! For general thoughts or questions, you can email my senate email: chjohnson@senate.ms.gov. For anything involving the new Government Structure committee, you can email msgovernmentstructure@gmail.com. I would love to talk with you about issues that directly affect you, and emailing me is the best way I can do that.





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