WLOX – U.S. Senate candidates speak at Democratic Senate Forum

Primary elections are June 5. (Photo source: WLOX)

The Democratic Senate forum was held Tuesday night at the Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport. Four of the six Democrats running for the U.S. Senate race appeared at the forum…

…Candidate Omeria Scott said, “I am the only one in this race who has developed a complete state budget, not only one but three times.” Scott says Mississippi can’t recruit business with the current infrastructure.

Candidate David Baria says he wants millennials and younger people to want to live in Mississippi. He advocated inclusive policies and better job opportunities.

WAPT – Political square off for Third District Congressional seat


WCBI – Mississippi slated to receive some election security money

Mississippi can expect to receive nearly $4.5 million from the federal government in the next few months to improve election security.

That’s according to Leah Rupp Smith, spokeswoman for Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.

Smith said Tuesday that Hosemann applied for a state grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson issued a statement earlier Tuesday saying he thought Republican Hosemann had not applied for the grant.

Congressman Palazzo announces passage of Childhood Cancer STAR Act


WLOX – Coast Business leaders are betting on sports wagers

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DAILY JOURNAL – Statewide bridge closures ‘could very well double’ by 2019

The bridge crisis in Mississippi could worsen as more than half the timber bridges across the state have still yet to be inspected under new federal guidelines…

…But the consultants still have to inspect more than half of the state’s entire inventory of locally owned timber structures. Between October 2018 and February 2019, the consultants will inspect another approximately 1,650 timber bridges under the federal mandate.

“By this time next year, that closed number could very well have doubled or more,” Derrick Surrette, executive director of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors, told Mississippi Today in an interview earlier this month. “It’s not getting any better.”

Gov. Phil Bryant in April issued an unprecedented emergency declaration, forcing nearly 100 bridges across the state to close to meet the federal mandate.

WDAM – Mississippi Humanities Council hosts panel to discuss state and city infrastructure crisis

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DESOTO TIMES – Reeves touts successes to Southaven audience

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says the state can hold its head high when it comes to job and economic growth, and he told a Southaven audience he had the facts and figures to prove it.

Reeves, the featured speaker for the Southaven Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Luncheon, highlighted several areas where growth in the Magnolia State has been seen.

Reeves pointed out that his office seeks to create an environment for job creation and growth in Mississippi, adding that each bill enacted under his watch in the state Legislature has passed that litmus test.

“In every single bill, the question we ask is if it is going to create that environment which encourages private sector job growth,” Reeves said. “If the answer is ‘yes,’ we do everything we can to make sure the bill passes. If the answer is ‘no,’ we do everything we can to make sure that bill dies.”

Mark Baker making his way across the state promoting 2019 AG campaign