Still Time to Register for the 2017 Egg Bowl Tuition Toss
As the official halftime sponsor for the 2017 Egg Bowl, College Savings Mississippi will again host a tuition toss to give Mississippi students a chance at over $3,000 in scholarships.

All students currently enrolled in one of Mississippi’s public, four-year universities can register until 11:45 pm on November 10, 2017 to participate. Two entrants will be chosen at random for a chance at the scholarship prizes during the halftime competition. Our first place winner will take home a $2,529 MACS (Mississippi Affordable College Savings) scholarship. Our runner-up will get a $529 MACS scholarship.

More information, including the official rules, can be found here . To register, click here and sign up before 11:45 pm on November 10, 2017.

Participants are responsible for their own admission to the Egg Bowl, which is November 23, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. 
Another Successful State Fair
For the fifth year in a row, our Unclaimed Property staff have manned a booth at the Mississippi State Fair to help reunite people with their long-lost money. In our first three years at the State Fair, we helped citizens initiate nearly 5,000 claims for money their unclaimed property. As a result, we returned over $8.3 million to Fair-going citizens. Given how busy we were this year, I suspect we’ll have a lot of claim forms coming in from people we met at the State Fair. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth this year!
Great Example in the Fight for Equal Pay for Equal Work
Earlier this year, an analysis done by the Clarion-Ledger of pay scales for Jackson-area municipal employees found that only the City of Clinton had closed the pay gap. This laudable accomplishment came about because Mayor Phil Fisher and other City leaders had made a conscious effort to review salaries and ensure that all employees – regardless of sex or race – were paid fairly for their work.

Many studies have found that much of the pay gap is not the result of blatant sex discrimination, but of inadvertent cultural influences that affect the way we pay staff, give raises, and promote employees. Purposeful evaluations, like the one Clinton undertook, can be very useful in combatting the gender pay gap. That’s why legislation I presented to the Legislature before the 2017 Regular Session would have incentivized Mississippi companies to perform their own voluntary salary studies.

I was proud to join Clinton Mayor Fisher in penning an op-ed published by the Clarion-Ledger last week. In Case You Missed It, here it is.
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