WCBI – Attorney General Candidate Mark Baker Speaks with Residents about his Campaign Run
Thursday afternoon, District Attorney Tony Lawrence announced his decision to run for Judge in District 5, Place 1, for the Mississippi Court of Appeals…
…Lawrence was elected District Attorney for Jackson, George, and Greene County in November 2003. He is currently serving his 4th term as District Attorney. Prior to being elected as the District Attorney, Lawrence represented clients in general litigation in Mississippi and Alabama courts.
Below are summaries for the 431 voting members of the House (there are four vacancies) and the nonvoting members from U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, plus 99 of the senators. (As an appointee, Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith has until May to file a disclosure.)
While these reports open a window into the financial position of every member, they are far from comprehensive or exact…
291. Rep. Bennie Thompson D-Mississippi
292. Rep. Steven M. Palazzo R-Mississippi
341. Rep. Trent Kelly R-Mississippi
346. Sen. Roger Wicker R- Mississippi
386. Rep. Gregg Harper R-Mississippi
Gov. Bryant announces new car tag coming January 2019
I was proud to sign legislation in 2014 that added the United States National Motto, “In God We Trust,” to the Mississippi State Seal. Today, I am equally delighted to announce that it will adorn our new Mississippi license plates. They will be available starting in January 2019. pic.twitter.com/VXHZ0q7Qvi
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) May 10, 2018
WTOK – GOP candidates headed to Meridian for #MS03 congressional forum
A wide group of teachers, legislators and other education officials were named Wednesday to a new task force to study student testing, the Mississippi Department of Education announced.
In a release, the department announced the members of the Mississippi Student Testing Task Force, which State Superintendent Carey Wright said last month will be charged with studying local and state testing.
High school seniors will also have the chance to serve on the task force but they need to apply. The Department of Education will ultimately choose four students from each of Mississippi’s congressional districts to serve and participate in discussions about how “to ensure the state prepares them for college, the work force or the military,” according to the release.
US Sen. Wicker supports National Charter School Week, School Choice
High-quality public #charterschools can make a difference in the lives of children and families. I am proud to join @SenAlexander, @SenBennetCO, & others to support #CharterSchoolsWeek & #SchoolChoice. pic.twitter.com/iHhdQVZO5F
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) May 10, 2018
MSGOP wishes US Sen. Hyde-Smith a ‘Happy Birthday’
— Mississippi GOP (@MSGOP) May 10, 2018
Scott Pruitt recently announced that the Environmental Protection Agency is walking away from fuel economy standards developed by the Obama administration for 2022-2025. The Trump administration is proposing to freeze the standards at the 2020 levels through the year 2026. This would essentially halt progress on pushing automakers to sell more fuel-efficient cars and trucks — a priority for the environmental movement in the United States. In fact, according to one analysis, the transportation sector has been the top source of carbon dioxide emissions in America for two years running.
This decision by EPA head Pruitt may be just another example of the Trump administration’s opposing anything supported by the Obama administration. But it could also have ramifications for Democrats in the future, especially those — oftentimes called Blue Dog Democrats — from rural or conservative congressional districts across the nation.
I say this because it is my fear that Democrats, especially those from liberal parts of the country, will assail this decision as more evidence of Donald Trump’s hostility towards the environment and all efforts to slow the pace of climate change. While those accusations may be accurate, they will create an opportunity for Republicans to make the case to conservative voters that Democrats want to take away their trucks or make them more expensive.
To people not from rural parts of the country who are reading this, let me assure you that the truck is a very important part of our lives.