As primary-style infighting between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Chris McDaniel continues to dominate a Mississippi special election, an upcoming recess of the U.S. Senate has reignited calls for a scheduled debate.
Following a deal reached between Senate leadership, the upper chamber of congress recessed Friday and will remain in recess until after the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
That means Hyde-Smith, and Sen. Roger Wicker – both incumbent Republicans facing re-election – will likely be in Mississippi during the three weeks before election day.
Hyde-Smith, Wicker recognize Ingalls’ 80th anniversary
Pleased to join @SenatorWicker in offering a Senate Resolution honoring the 1938 founding of Ingalls shipyard on the Pascagoula River. Generations of Mississippians have built ships to keep our @USNavy & @USCG strong. See S.Res.673 here: https://t.co/zxJrYcwD2U pic.twitter.com/eO4f0m33WP
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) October 12, 2018
#MSSen: Espy talks with Al Sharpton on MSNBC
Good to talk with @TheRevAl about health care, infrastructure, and the momentum I see every day in Mississippi. #MSSen #ReadyForNovember // Mississippi Special Election 2018 – Mike Espy on @PoliticsNation https://t.co/2fbj6n7jBg via @YouTube
— Mike Espy (@espyforsenate) October 14, 2018
Gov. Bryant doesn’t want a “cover up” of Forest Hill band antics, wants to see adults fired
The adults who were involved with this disaster should be fired immediately. We will not accept a cover-up. https://t.co/yZP2q8Mf6c
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) October 13, 2018
Yes, more Mississippians have jobs now than before the Great Recession.
Yes, more Mississippians have jobs now than ever before.
But, there is more to the story.
Total residence-based employment (the number that includes part-time and self-employed individuals used to calculate unemployment rates) hit 1,223,887 in July. That was up 0.3% from 1,219,739 in July 2008 and a new record.
Total non-farm jobs (the number of jobs at Mississippi establishments) reached 1,165,500 in July. That was up 1.9% from 1,143,800 in July 2018 and a new record.
However, over the same multi-year periods, U.S. employment grew 7.2% and non-farm jobs 8.4%.
While employment was up overall, it was not up in two-thirds of the 82 counties.
Wicker, Palazzo applaud Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act
Today @CongPalazzo & I applauded passage of the Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act, which will now go to @realDonaldTrump’s desk. This constituent-driven legislation will have a positive impact for our veterans. Read more here: https://t.co/sXIaQo3Ue5
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) October 12, 2018
Rep. Steve Holland, master of the spot-on sound bite, is rethinking his decision to retire from the Mississippi Legislature after this coming session. After serving his constituents in Lee and Monroe counties 35 years, Holland has found they are loathe to let him go. His ethic of hard work, colorful commentary and dedication to improving the lives of everyday Mississippians has worn well.
After suffering a series of major health setbacks about four years ago, Holland announced that he was not sure he had the mental and physical stamina for the job and would not run for reelection. Because the work Holland has always done at the Mississippi Legislature requires physical and mental stamina.
Members of our state Legislature can be divided into show horses and work horses. Steve Holland has always been a work horse. He knows what’s in the bills assigned to his committees, and can effectively and colorfully argue either a bill’s benefits or its shortcomings on the floor.
Mississippi will get nearly $500,000 in a settlement involving a company that was selling unregistered securities.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said the penalties are part of a $26 million multi-state settlement with LPL Financial LLC. Securities regulators say the company had been selling unregistered securities since 2006, not doing enough to make sure its employees complied with state and federal laws.
A consent order finalized the settlement earlier this week.
WLOX-TV reports that Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson hosted Saturday’s gathering at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center to support the petition drive for the Medical Marijuana 2020 campaign.
For a legalization measure to appear on the November ballot, 86,185 registered voters in Mississippi must sign petitions in favor of the initiative.
Dobson has been very open about his support for the legalization of medical marijuana. He says he is not in support of legalizing recreational marijuana.