WJTV – Governor Phil Bryant appoints new State Auditor
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant readily acknowledges he’s in office today partly because he got a hand up from his mentor, Republican former Gov. Kirk Fordice.
Now, Bryant could be shaping the state’s political future by reaching down and helping other politicians advance their careers…
…If Hyde-Smith, Gipson and White win election to their appointed jobs and even if they move onto other offices, they could be the longest-lasting part of Bryant’s legacy.
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) July 7, 2018
Barely touching the one-year milestone of the mayor holding office, the City of Clarksdale is facing a lawsuit by three former city employees who allege they were terminated because of racial discrimination.
Three former employees – Obert Douglas, Joseph Cobb Gibbs, and Curtis Boschert – allege that they were fired on July 10, 2017 because they were white…
…According to the complaint, on the day that city officials made the decision to fire Douglas, Gibbs, and Boschert, Mayor Chuck Espy broke the tie that resulted in the firing of the three in a vote that split along racial lines. Commissioners Ed Seals and Willie Turner, Jr., voted “aye” whereas Ken Murphy and Timothy “Bo” Plunk voted “nay.”
#MSSen: Baria political director talks campaign strategy with MS Today
Episode 8: Baria’s Blueprint
Pam Shaw, political director for the campaign of Democratic #MSSen candidate David Baria, discusses what worked for them in the primary and how they plan to overcome Sen. Roger Wicker’s clout and war chest in November.https://t.co/NAyCdf6fkD pic.twitter.com/IcRJPAuLnW
— Adam Ganucheau (@GanucheauAdam) July 6, 2018
Dickie Scruggs praises state Sen. Brice Wiggins, takes jab at Empower’s Grant Callen
The Pre-K program for 4 y/o’s is the most effective ed initiative in MS in this century. Sen. Brice Wiggins (R) spearheaded the leg in 2013. Also HB 585–the CJ reform leg that earned MS hi praise. Empower, Callen and their likes were not players in either. https://t.co/BXI0NMgssw
— Dickie Scruggs (@DickScruggs) July 8, 2018
Ag Commissioner Gipson previews GenuineMS program to be launched this week
— Andy Gipson (@AndyGipsonForMS) July 6, 2018
Governor Phil Bryant says he is getting closer to calling a special session for infrastructure.
He notes that they were previously awaiting decisions from the Supreme Court regarding internet sales tax collections and sports betting.
Bryant plans to add a state lottery to the special session agenda, as well.