On the Road to Help You Find Your Money
Our unclaimed property specialists are preparing for several more events across the State to help Mississippians locate and claim their money. If you are in the area, I encourage you to come out to see if you have any funds waiting for you.

Thursday, February 15
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Desoto County Administration Building
365 Losher Street, Hernando
Lauderdale County

Tuesday, February 20
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Lauderdale County Courthouse Annex
410 Constitution Avenue, Meridian

And, there are more in the works! Events like these in Winona, Myrtle, and Pearl last November helped reunite people in those towns with over $60,000. What a great boost for their family budgets and for the local economies. Since I took office in 2012, we have distributed $79 million in unclaimed property, which is more than half of all the money that has been distributed since the program began in 1982.

Individuals planning to attend either the event in Desoto County or in Lauderdale County are encouraged to bring the following to expedite their claims:

  • Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID card, etc.)
  • Your Social Security Card
  • Proof of address (utility bill, etc.)
  • Proof of name change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)
  • If the owner is deceased, bring the death certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death

Remember: You can always check the State’s unclaimed property listing on my website to see if the State has any money for you. And, our unclaimed property specialists are happy to help you with your paperwork to claim it.
Great Day for Equal Pay Last Friday
Last week, during a debate on a bill to reinforce the State’s role in employer-employee relationships, the Mississippi House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to support equal pay for equal work for women.

Representative Alyce Clarke (D-Jackson) offered an amendment using the text of Representative Tracy Arnold’s (R-Booneville) equal pay bill. Rep. Arnold’s bill very simply restates the federal Equal Pay Act, giving Mississippi women a law of their own to protect their rights. In an overwhelming and bipartisan show of support, the House passed the amendment by a vote of 89 to 27.

The underlying bill (HB 1241) was passed by the full House of Representatives earlier today and now it goes to the Mississippi Senate for their consideration. I am looking forward to the Legislature adding this equal pay protection to Mississippi law and appreciate all the work the House did to get this passed.
Many Thanks to Calhoun County
I had a wonderful visit to Calhoun County recently to speak to the Calhoun Economic Development Association at their annual dinner. The room was packed and the people were all so engaged in trying to reinvigorate the economy in their county. It was a wonderful opportunity to talk about the ways that my office can work with them to support the most important resource Mississippi has – our people!

Before the dinner, I had great visits with the Mayor Jerry Flowers of Winona, who has been such a tremendous partner in distributing unclaimed property in his city, and nearly the whole Board of Supervisors for Calhoun County. Again, the running theme was working together to help people succeed – by saving for higher education, by teaching their children important financial education skills, and by reuniting them with their unclaimed property.

I am looking forward to my upcoming visit to Desoto County next week. Working in partnership with local officials across the State is the best way to serve the people of Mississippi.
Office of the Mississippi State Treasurer
Post Office Box 138
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
P: 601.359.3600 / F: 601.359.2001