WLOX – Game Changer: Mississippi casinos move quickly to add sports betting
State Rep. Busby sends kudos to colleague State Rep. Delano on “forward thinking in anticipation” of SCOTUS ruling
WTOK – Local lawmakers weighs in on future of sports gambling in Mississippi
State Treasurer Lynn Fitch announced Monday that she will run for attorney general.
Fitch made the announcement in a speech to the Madison County Republican Women.
Speaking to Lee County Republicans Monday night, Chris McDaniel pitched himself as an unyielding defender of conservative principles besieged by a corrupt and self-interested political establishment.
One of four candidates running in a special election to the U.S. Senate, McDaniel opened his remarks by making light of his polarizing image and the attack ads that have targeted him.
“Contrary to what you’ve been told, there are no horns on my heads,” the state senator from Jones County told a gathering of the Lee County Republican Club.
Congressmen Harper, Palazzo send ‘Thank you’ to POTUS on opening of Jerusalem Embassy
Breaking News: U.S. opens embassy in Jerusalem. Thank you @POTUS for standing up for Israel.
— Gregg Harper (@GreggHarper) May 14, 2018
— Cong. Steven Palazzo (@CongPalazzo) May 14, 2018
A delegation of state lawmakers are calling on the district attorney’s office to prosecute anyone who may have tried to cover up the assault and mistreatment of a St. Martin special education student.
State Rep. Charles Busby, a lawmaker on the state education committee, said he sent three letters out late this week, one to District Attorney Tony Lawrence, another to the Mississippi Department of Education and one to the Jackson County School Board to express their wishes.
Other state lawmakers also signed the letters: Reps. Hank Zuber, Jeffrey Guice, Manly Barton and John Read and Sens. Brice Wiggins and Michael Watson.
Busby said he and other lawmakers were appalled by the mistreatment of the St. Martin Middle School special education student when the Sun Herald broke the story that included video of the incidents.
WDAM – Former candidate for state rep pleads guilty to unlawful voting
A Forrest County attorney who ran for state office in 2017 pleaded guilty Monday to voting outside of his legal district.
Attorney General Jim Hood said Lowndes County Judge Lee Coleman sentenced 28-year-old Cory Ferraez to six months in jail with all six months suspended. He was also ordered to pay a $200 fine and $200 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund.
Hood said Ferraez illegally voted in Lowndes County in 2015 even though he was living in Hattiesburg. Ferraez was arrested in December after a grand jury indicted him for swearing to a false application for absentee ballot and voting outside of his legal domicile.
Gov. Bryant sends White House Press Secretary a “Good Job”
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) May 14, 2018
Voters in central Mississippi’s 3rd District are choosing a new member of Congress for the first time in a decade. Candidates have been traveling for weeks to speak at forums and fish fries, and the heavy rotation of advertising – for those who can afford it – is expected to begin close to Memorial Day.
Party primaries are June 5, and if a runoff is needed to choose the Republican nominee, it will be June 26…
…Winners of the Republican and Democratic primaries will advance to the Nov. 6 general election, and the ballot then will also list Matthew Holland as a Reform Party candidate for the 3rd District.