March 12, 2017

From Your Capitol – Week of March 6

With only three weeks left in the 2017 legislative sessions the Mississippi House is reaching some of its final deadlines. Wednesday marked the deadline for the […]
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March 4, 2017

From Your Capitol – Week of February 27

This week the Mississippi House of Representatives met in committees to consider bills passed by the Senate. The bills approved by committees this week now await […]
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February 12, 2017

Why I Believe Citizens Should Have a Say on Taxes

This is a reprint of an article I wrote earlier this summer. I have received several emails from citizens of Southaven asking my opinion on extending […]
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February 5, 2017

From Your Capitol – Week of January 30

The final week of January was another extremely busy week at the Mississippi capitol. Tuesday January 31st was the deadline for committees to pass legislation assigned […]
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January 29, 2017

From Your Capitol – Week of January 23

As we move through the 2017 legislative session every week seems to get busier than the last. On Wednesday the 25th I decided to track the […]
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January 22, 2017

From Your Capitol – Week of January 16

The third week of the 2017 legislative session began Monday with a joint Education and Appropriations committee meeting, where the consulting group, EdBuild presented their recommendations […]
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January 14, 2017

From Your Capitol – Week of January 9

The second week of the 2017 Mississippi Legislature is complete and as always there are surprises in store for the citizens of Mississippi. As the session […]
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January 8, 2017

Rep. Dana Criswell – From the Capitol, Week One

The Mississippi Legislature convened at noon on January 3, 2017. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Great State of Mississippi. Mississippi is a state […]
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January 6, 2017

Rep. Dana Criswell – Roads And Bridges, The Decision

With less than a week until Christmas I know I should be thinking of things other than the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and roads and […]
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January 2, 2017

Mississippi Housing Authorities Deny Second Amendment Rights

It has come to my attention that public housing authorities in Mississippi are denying tenants their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. In 2014 Governor […]
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May 23, 2016

State Legislators Send Letter to State Board of Education

Last week the people of Mississippi were successful in their efforts to have Dr. Carey Wright, MS State Superintendent of Education, reverse her decision to follow […]
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May 17, 2016

Desoto County Representatives Speak Out on Dept. of Education Bathroom Policy Statement

Many of you are aware of the recent policy demand placed on public schools by the Obama Administration. In a letter to all state education departments […]
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April 16, 2016

Rep. Dana Criswell – At Your Capitol, Week of April 11

Its Saturday morning and I’m sitting at my desk on the House floor. This weekend, the last weekend of the 2016 session is conference weekend. Today […]
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April 9, 2016

Rep. Dana Criswell – At Your Capitol, Week of April 4

As the 2016 legislative sessions begins to wind down the House has sent several bills to Governor Bryant for his consideration and invited the Senate to […]
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April 2, 2016

Rep. Dana Criswell – At Your Capitol, Week of March 28

Every week seems to hold another deadline, by Wednesday, House members needed to address all general, non-revenue bills received from the Senate. If a Senate bill […]
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March 27, 2016

Rep. Dana Criswell – At Your Capitol, Week of March 21

This past week was another busy week at the capitol. Looming deadlines seem to propel the House into action and this weeks deadline was for committees […]
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March 20, 2016

Rep. Dana Criswell – At Your Capitol, Week of March 14

This week the House faced the deadline for floor action on Appropriation and Revenue bills originating in the House. Which means we spent millions of YOUR […]
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March 20, 2016

Rep. Dana Criswell – At Your Capitol, Week of March 7

This week, members of the House turned their focus toward budget matters, with both the Appropriations and Ways and Means committees very active. The Appropriations committee […]
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March 12, 2016

Rep. Dana Criswell – At Your Capitol, Week of February 29

This week at your capitol was very different than the previous week. Speaker Gunn and the Black Democrat Caucus had worked out a compromise and we […]
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February 27, 2016

Representative Dana Criswell – At Your Capitol, Week of February 22

  The last week of February was a very interesting week in Jackson. We began the week with a flurry of committee meetings and ended with […]
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February 20, 2016

Representative Dana Criswell – At Your Capitol, week of February 15

Just when I thought things at the capitol couldn’t get any busier we hit the deadline for submission of general bills and the committees began meeting. […]
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February 14, 2016

Representative Dana Criswell – Week of February 8 at Your Capitol

Last week was another busy week in Jackson, MS. Monday marked the last day for general bills to be submitted by representatives, and 2016 is a […]
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February 6, 2016

Representative Dana Criswell – Another Week at Your Capitol

Today marks one month since I was first took the oath of office to represent the people of Olive Branch in their state government. As usual […]
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January 30, 2016

Week Four at Your Capitol

As January comes to a close the Mississippi legislature completes the fourth week of its 2016 session. The first year after an election always begins at […]
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January 29, 2016


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January 22, 2016

Week Three at Your Capitol

This was a busy week in your state government. On Tuesday your capitol was visited by citizens who support our state flag and I dropped my […]
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January 16, 2016

Week 2 Completed in the Mississippi House of Representatives

This week in the Mississippi House of Representatives, I attended Governor Phil Bryant’s inaugural speech, voted on several resolutions and attended hearings on the contested House […]
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January 9, 2016

First Week of 2016 Legislative Session

I completed my first week as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. On Tuesday January 5th I was very proud to have my family […]
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