Neshoba Political Speaking Schedule for Today
WTOK – Large crowd expected for Neshoba Fair Political Speaking
Former State Rep, now Ag Commissioner Gipson congratulates Wallace on HD 77 special election win
Price Wallace was elected District 77 State Representative tonight. As promised I will do everything I can to make sure there is a smooth and positive transition for Price to represent District 77 in the MS House during the remainder of the term. Congratulations!
— Andy Gipson (@AndyGipsonForMS) August 1, 2018
The program was set to expire at midnight. The four-month extension does not include reforms, something Senator Wicker called for his colleagues to consider in order the keep the program financially sustainable.
“Passing this reauthorization right before the deadline does not entitle us to pat ourselves on the back. Instead, it should motivate members to work across the aisle to provide meaningful reforms,” Wicker said during his speech. “We need to make this program financially sustainable for the long-term. But we also need to assure property owners they are not going to be hit with a huge insurance bill that they cannot afford.”
Both senators say they support competition from the private sector to bring high flood insurance rates down.
“Many Mississippians rely on the National Flood Insurance Program. It won’t lapse for now, but Congress needs to act on long-term reauthorization legislation with commonsense reforms that will, among other things, improve flood insurance and address the waste, abuse and mismanagement plaguing the system,” Hyde-Smith said.
WLBT – Rep. Bennie Thompson writes DHS on homeland security implications of 3D printed gun blueprints published online
In the letter, Congressman Thompson writes:
“Allowing unregistered homemade firearms to proliferate in our communities puts public safety and homeland security at risk.”
“The spread of homemade firearms will unquestionably impede the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to protect the American people. For years, security experts have warned of the threat posed by the ‘lone wolf’ terrorist. In my estimation, the ability of a lone wolf attacker to print untraceable firearms at home will make it much more difficult for law enforcement to detect terrorist plots and prevent violence. It will complicate efforts to secure transportation, mass gatherings, Federal buildings, and government leaders, as metal detectors will fail to detect plastic guns. Fundamentally, the availability of homemade firearms will lead to more violence as it renders meaningless the few protections in place to prevent the sale of firearms to dangerous individuals.”
Senator Wicker considers US impact of Global Internet Governance
International data regulations have disrupted U.S. companies’ operations. I convened a hearing to examine the impact these polices have on job creation, investment, and innovation in the U.S. https://t.co/1YK7QtivSj
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) July 31, 2018
Attorney General Jim Hood, along with a bipartisan coalition of 21 attorneys general, wrote to congressional leaders urging them to improve American cyber security and protect the integrity of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.
According to Hood, the letter comes after a recent investigation found Russian hackers targeted the American electoral system, stole the private information of hundreds of thousands of people, and infiltrated a company that supplies voting software across the nation, putting the upcoming elections at serious risk.
Federal campaign finance filings by Jason Shelton offer a peek into his short-lived bid for the U.S. Senate.
During the month-or-so he was a declared candidate in a special election to replace the now-retired Thad Cochran, Shelton received a total of about $61,000 in campaign donations and loaned his own campaign about $14,000, all while spending about $57,500 on the campaign…
…Prominent donors to Shelton’s campaign included Tupelo Chief of Police Bart Aguirre, named to his current post by Shelton, and former Mayor Jack Reed Jr., who served office as a Republican.
Campaign staff consumed much of Shelton’s campaign cash.
Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks said a study will be released Tuesday on what it would take to build a professional race track in Jackson.
“We’re confident that this feasibility study is going to look real good. The proposed location looks real good,” Banks said. “The work that has to take place now is those who will be investors, and those that want to step to the table and be investors, get the opportunity.”