Mississippi

Bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi is a southern state, with a population of nearly 3 million residents, making it the 32nd most populous in the country. Jackson which is the state capital, is also the largest with approximately 175,000 residents, and lies in the middle of the state.  As a river-system state, Mississippi has several rivers including the Mississippi River, Big Black River, the Pearl River, Pascagoula River, Tombigbee and Yazoo River systems. The state is entirely comprised of lowlands, with the lowest point in the state being at sea-level at the Gulf-Coast.

The state ranks among the lowest in the country in terms of its health, education, and household incomes in the US.

Legalization of gambling on the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast, has greatly impacted the state’s economy in recent years. Before Hurricane Katrina struck, it was the second largest gambling state in the US, after Nevada. In 2012, the state had the sixth largest gambling revenue, with $2.25 billion in profits. In recent years, political party strength in Mississippi belongs to the Republican Party, and the state contributes 6 electoral votes during Presidential Elections.

The Mississippi State Government is broken between an executive and legislative branch. 

  • The executive branch features heads of state agencies, as well as the governor and the lieutenant governor, who are elected separately.  State officials are elected in odd number years.
  • The legislative branch is a House of Representatives and a Senate, with a maximum of 52 senators and 122 representatives.  Each has a four-year term, with no term limits.  The Lieutenant Governor presides over the Senate, and the House selects their own speaker.

The state’s court system consists of the Mississippi Supreme Court, with lower courts with a more limited geographic jurisdiction.

Gaming news, legalized gambling, state and federal tax legislation, agency news, and coverage related to residents of the state, are among the stories covered by the National Law Review. News, stories, legislation, and state-litigation, are among the different topics visitors to the National Law Review will find, which are updated routinely, as it relates to the state of Mississippi.

Date Title Organization
15
Feb
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report (February 2024) Jones Walker LLP
2
Feb
Equifax Rises from Its Grave; Will the Mississippi Supreme Court Finally Bury this Procedural Monster for Good? Jones Walker LLP
22
Jan
U.S. Government Joins States in Challenging NCAA’s Transfer Eligibility Rule Jackson Lewis P.C.
18
Jan
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report (January 2024) Jones Walker LLP
5
Jan
Trending in Telehealth: December 21, 2023 – January 3, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
27
Dec
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report (December 2023) Jones Walker LLP
14
Nov
Get Up, Stand Up: Mississippi Medical Cannabis Dispensary Sues State Challenging Advertising and Marketing Restrictions on First Amendment Grounds Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
23
Oct
Changes Ahead for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits, Contribution Rates Greenberg Traurig, LLP
19
Oct
Mississippi Supreme Court Finds Online Travel Companies Not Subject to Hotel Tax Blank Rome LLP
2
Oct
The Good, the Bad, and the Board Minutes: Mississippi Court Says Public Bodies Must Fully Explain Why Lowest and Best Bidder Is a Better Choice Than the Lowest Bidder Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
22
Sep
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report: September 21 Meeting Jones Walker LLP
19
Sep
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo: Department of Health Proposes Robust Revisions to Medical Cannabis Regulations Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
4
Aug
Overcoming Challenges to Voting Rights Proskauer Rose LLP
28
Jul
Will Mississippi’s List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Soon Be Expanded? Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
10
Jul
CFPB Analyzes the Financial Health of Rural Borrowers in the South Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
7
Jul
Mississippi’s New Software Direct Pay Permit Now Available Online Jones Walker LLP
22
Jun
Mississippi Gaming Commission Agenda: June 15, 2023 Meeting Jones Walker LLP
16
Jun
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report: June 15 Meeting Jones Walker LLP
24
May
Mississippi Department of Health Revises Medical Cannabis Regulations: Feels Like I’ve Been Here Before Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
15
May
Mississippi Gaming Commission Agenda: May 18th Meeting Jones Walker LLP
20
Apr
Do Mississippi’s Medical Cannabis Advertising and Marketing Restrictions Go Too Far? Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
27
Mar
Last Dance with Mary Jane? Faltering Cannabis Businesses May Have a Bankruptcy Option in Addition to State Law Remedies Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
26
Mar
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report: March 23 Jones Walker LLP
23
Mar
Mississippi Enacts Broader Manufacturer’s Export Sales Tax Exemption Jones Walker LLP
20
Mar
Mississippi Gaming Commission Agenda: March 23, 2023 Meeting Jones Walker LLP
16
Mar
Trending in Telehealth: March 6 – March 12, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
15
Mar
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes – Mississippi Legislature Makes Key Amendments to Medical Cannabis Act Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
9
Mar
Mississippi Moves Forward with Remote Software Sales Tax Legislation Jones Walker LLP
18
Feb
New 2023 Legislative Proposals Could Reshape the Biometric Privacy Landscape Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
16
Feb
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report - February 16, 2023 Jones Walker LLP
13
Feb
Mississippi Gaming Commission Agenda: February 16 Meeting Jones Walker LLP
23
Jan
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report - January 19 Meeting Jones Walker LLP
19
Jan
Nothing Is Really Private, Until It Is Required to Be: Mississippi Legislature Proposes “Biometric Identifiers Privacy Act” to Protect Individual’s Personal Information Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
17
Jan
Mississippi Gaming Commission Agenda: January 19 Meeting Jones Walker LLP
7
Jan
2022 Mississippi Milestones Jones Walker LLP
4
Jan
Mississippi Milestones 2022 January 2023 Jones Walker LLP
29
Dec
Mississippi Medical Cannabis, Charles Dickens Style Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
20
Dec
Mississippi Department of Health Releases Proposed Modifications to Medical Cannabis Regulations Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
16
Dec
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report December 2022 Jones Walker LLP
5
Dec
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $6 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds to Support Tribal Nations in Reducing Nutrient Pollution in the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
17
Nov
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report: November 17 Meeting Jones Walker LLP
3
Nov
With Election Day Around the Corner, Employers Need to Remember You May Have to Give Employees Time Off to Vote Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
24
Oct
South Korean Vape Battery Manufacturer’s Personal Jurisdiction Defense Goes Up in Smoke Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
20
Oct
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report October 20 Jones Walker LLP
13
Oct
Killnet Takes Credit for Disabling State Websites Robinson & Cole LLP
5
Oct
Editors’ Roundtable: The Southern Cannabis Market Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
26
Sep
Statement by Administrator Regan on the Ongoing Water Crisis in Jackson, Mississippi U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
24
Sep
Former Executive Director of Mississippi Department of Human Services Pleads Guilty for Conspiring to Defraud the State of Mississippi The U.S. Department of Justice
23
Sep
Mississippi Man Charged with Federal Hate Crime for Cross Burning The U.S. Department of Justice
19
Sep
Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report: September 15 Meeting Jones Walker LLP
 

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