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Miss. House Votes to Drop Cosmetology Board Funding to Zero After Rant from Rep. Holland

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology may have appropriations cut to zero after a senate bill that was approved by the house Tuesday after a rant from Rep. Steve Holland.

The bill aimed to change the way the board was funded, sending all fees received from licensing hair stylists to the state general fund, which would require the board to get its funding through legislative appropriation. The bill would also require the board to issue a warning a week before issuing a citation. Holland amended the bill Tuesday to bring the board’s appropriation funding to zero, or has he put it, “a fat goose egg.”

“I believe to my name this is the sorriest state agency in state government. I have been so frustrated for so long with these people. That I don’t even know how to expresses it. – You try calling them and see where you get. – It don’t matter if you leave a message, cause you never ever, ever, ever, ever, get called back. The executive director is incompetent. The board is fighting. There are not enough appointees by the Governor on the board. And the thing ought to be cleaned out,” said Holland.

The bill still needs to go back through Senate. Holland says he expects the board to get their funding back once they get it together.

“Lets send it through the process, and see who comes back to the mother’s milk.”

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