Gov. Bryant supports school staff’s option to carry

Our schools deserve the option to designate staff to receive specialized, intense training from the Mississippi…

Posted by Phil Bryant on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

WLOX – Mississippi ‘go cup’ bill heads to governor’s desk

The House Wednesday gave final approval to Senate Bill 2588, by a vote of 88-28, sending it to Gov. Phil Bryant for his approval or veto.

The bill would allow any city or county to set up such a zone without legislative approval, unlike current law, which requires legislative approval for each.

Mississippi Democratic Party announces challengers in all 2018 federal races

 

WLBT – Senate: Name craft center for Mississippi ex-governor Waller

The Mississippi State Senate wants to name a craft center for late Gov. William “Bill” Waller Sr.

The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to approve an amended version of House Bill 155, which would name the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland for Waller. He was governor from 1972 to 1976 and died in 2011.

House Speaker Philip Gunn, a Clinton Republican who proposed the bill, originally sought to name the headquarters of the Mississippi Department of Education for Waller. That downtown Jackson structure is the former Central High School.

 

WJTV – Marchers take their concerns to State Capitol steps

WJTV – Mississippi House kills bill targeting hospital problems

The Mississippi House has killed a bill that sought to regulate public hospital boards after problems at a Mississippi Gulf Coast community hospital system.

The House rejected Senate Bill 2614 Wednesday by a 53-56 vote, although it was held over for the possibility of more debate. The bill would define conflicts of interest for community hospital board members.

The measure comes after board members at Singing River Health System were criticized for having financial links to the system and its hospitals in Pascagoula and Ocean Springs. Singing River failed to pay into its pension system between 2009 and 2014 without telling employees and retirees.

MS House Speaker ProTem Snowden endorses US Sen. Wicker

 

DAILY JOURNAL – Legislation that could impact Hood lawsuit against Entergy passes House

Legislation that Attorney General Jim Hood maintains could negatively impact his potentially $1 billion lawsuit against Entergy passed the House Wednesday by an 89-27 margin.

The bill will go back to the Senate where members can accept the bill as passed by the House and send it to the governor or invite negotiations.

Gov. Bryant visits with MS Hwy Patrol Cadets

 

WDAM – MS police chief suspended after video showing alleged marijuana use surfaces

Lumberton Police Chief Shane Flynt has been suspended with pay, according to Mayor Quincy Rogers.

The mayor said Flynt was sent home Tuesday after WDAM showed Rogers a video showing the police chief smoking what he implies to be marijuana.

SunHerald political reporter Hampton jabs at Gov. Bryant

 

CLARION LEDGER – SID SALTER: How will federal, state tax cuts affect Miss. with online sales tax court ruling?

How 2017 federal and 2016 state tax cuts impact Mississippians and the abilities of state and local governments to provide services based on the revenues available from future tax collections under those cuts are questions not yet fully answered…

…So while watching the impacts of 2016 state and 2017 federal tax cuts, Mississippi state and local governments are watching the U.S. Supreme Court for a 2018 ruling in the so-called Wayfair case. In that case, the court will review the 1992 Quill vs. North Dakota case, which held that states generally could not collect sales taxes from a seller that did not have a physical presence or “nexus” in that state.

On Jan. 12, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear a South Dakota case that could reverse the Quill decision and allow states to require all online sellers to collect sales taxes. South Dakota and 35 other states have asked the high court in South Dakota v. Wayfair to declare that the “nexus” or “physical presence” rule is outdated and punitive to bricks-and-mortar retailers at a time when Americans are increasingly doing their shopping online.

Congressman Palazzo receives hospital award