Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves presides as the Mississippi Senate began its 2017 session on Jan. 3. Credit: Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today

The Mississippi Senate began posting bills over the weekend. Here are several that are noteworthy:

SB 2030 – Allow state employees to take medical leave instead of personal leave if the employee’s dependent is dismissed from school sick, Sen. Gray Tollison, R-Oxford.

SB 2036 – All school board members in the state would be elected, beginning with the 2019 general election, Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Southaven.

SB 2041 – Implement across-the-board salary increases for all state employees, Sen. Derrick Simmons, D-Greenville.

SB 2057 – Require governmental entities, public colleges and universities and schools districts to display the current state flag or be subject to penalty, Sen. Joseph Seymour, R-Vancleave.

SB 2081 – Change state flag to “Magnolia Flag” design, Sen. Derrick Simmons, D-Greenville

SB 2085 – Make campaign finance reports available on county and municipal websites, Sen. Angela Hill, R-Picayune.

SB 2086 – Require use of headlights when use of windshield wipers is necessary, Sen. J.P. Wilemon Jr., D-Belmont.

See all the bills introduced at the Legislature website.

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Adam Ganucheau, as Mississippi Today's editor-in-chief, oversees the newsroom and works with the editorial team to fulfill our mission of producing high-quality journalism in the public interest. Adam has covered politics and state government for Mississippi Today since February 2016. A native of Hazlehurst, Adam has worked as a staff reporter for AL.com, The Birmingham News and The Clarion-Ledger and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Adam earned his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Mississippi.