State Sen. Greg McCortney will continue to serve as chair of the Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee for the next two years.
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State Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, and Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, are inviting constituents to attend an upcoming town hall meeting in Ada to provide information and get public input on the redistricting process.
Voters decided Tuesday that they don’t want lawmakers to pay for Medicaid expansion by tapping the state’s constitutionally protected tobacco settlement funds.
Pontotoc County voters approved a constitutional amendment to expand the state’s Medicaid program Tuesday by a wider margin than most. County voters also approved two measures in Roff to increase the town’s excise and use taxes by one full percent each, and Tupelo voters elected a new school board member.
State senators plan to ditch the state’s health commissioner later this month, potentially forcing the governor to try to find a replacement amid a deadly pandemic.
Greg McCortney, an Ada Republican who has served in the state Senate since 2016, drew a challenge from Republican newcomer Carisa Roberson of Ada.
Most years, candidates for state and federal office wait in packed Capitol hallways and pose for photos to mark the official start of their campaign season.