Mississippi State Government

Links to legislative units, committees, legislation

State Legislature

Mississippi Legislature

Live Webcasts of the Mississippi Legislature (House, Senate, and committee meetings)

PEER  Committee (Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review ) 

Established in 1973 as the Legislative Audit Committee, this fourteen member joint standing committee is the primary entity responsible for legislative oversight of state government, including performance evaluations, investigations, and expenditure reviews.  See FAQs for more information.


Redistricting Committee (Standing Joint Congressional Redistricting Committee and the Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment)

"Redistricting is required by state and federal law, and must produce congressional districts that are equal in population.   Legislative districts must have populations that are roughly equivalent in population.  Because there are always population shifts within a state between censuses, some changes in district boundaries are always necessary after a census is taken.  Mississippi currently maintains 122 House Districts, 52 Senate Districts, and 4 Congressional Districts."

Mississippi House Journal (1817- ) and Mississippi Senate Journal (1817- )  [catalog records]

The Journals are summaries of daily floor action, not transcripts of debates, and include attendance and votes cast. Use Records of the States (microfilm) as backup for volumes missing from print collection.