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State Rep. Yates talks ARPA, infrastructure with Y’all Politics

By: Frank Corder - December 7, 2021

State Rep. Shanda Yates

The freshman lawmaker who represents Jackson also notes water, crime top her 2022 legislative agenda.

State Rep. Shanda Yates (D-HD 64) joined Y’all Politics on Tuesday to discuss how the Mississippi House plans to approach the spending of the $1.8 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds the state has received.

Yates said she believes Speaker Philip Gunn will soon be announcing a similar special committee as was appointed in the State Senate by Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann to consider and make recommendation for the use of these funds. That Senate Committee has wrapped up its planned meetings and is now formulating its data to be given to the full Senate Appropriations Committee.

The first term State Representative also spoke to her top 2022 legislative session agenda items, and gives her thoughts on where big pieces of legislation, such as medical marijuana, the initiative process, and redistricting, stand as the session begins in the New Year.

Watch the full interview with State Rep. Yates below.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father.