WAPT – Governor gives State of the State address Tuesday

Gov. Phil Bryant is scheduled to deliver his State of the State address Tuesday.

Bryant is expected to address a pay raise for teachers in the topics he will discuss.

Gov. Bryant on violence in Capitol City of Jackson

 

WTOK – Fitch runs for Attorney General, stops in Meridian

WTOK – Reeves: Strong revenue no reason to “spend, spend, spend”

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says Mississippi tax collections are better than expected for the first half of the current budget year.

But, he says that is no excuse for legislators to “spend, spend, spend”.

Reeves says he expects most state agencies will receive about the same amount of money in the coming year that begins July 1 as they did in the current year. He says he expects lawmakers to fund a request by the state pension system and to approve pay raises for teachers and state employees.

CLARION LEDGER – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves kicks off speech Stennis Capitol Press forum

Bryant throws full support behind Gipson for Ag Commissioner

 

WTVA – Stat Auditor launches study to find ways to save money for MDOT

See the source imageState Auditor Shad White launched a study on Monday in hopes to identify where the Mississippi Department of Transportation can save money.

Many gathered at BBQ by Jim for White’s launch. His goal is to find and recognize companies with private sector expertise in rooting out waste.



White and his supporters are requesting proposals from all qualified consultants interested in conducting the audit.

Sen. Wicker leads effort to end taxpayer funded abortions

 

WLOX/WLBT – Mississippi will have a major political mix-up following 2019 elections

Dr. Nathan Shrader agrees that it falls in line with the somewhat unspoken political stair steps.

“There seems to be, among some people in political circles, an impression that you cannot attain this higher office until you’ve proven yourself by holding a lower position,” said Shrader.

Reeves will have at least one challenger in the Republican primary, with State Representative Robert Foster also vying for the spot. On the Democratic side— in addition to Hood, Velesha P. Williams is also running.

“You have to think about the fact that if you have popular Attorney General Hood running at the top of the ticket for the Democrats, will he be strong enough or have coattails to bring along any other democrats or at least improve their prospects in legislative races down the ballot or maybe even other races like Lt. Governor or Attorney General?” explained Shrader.

Sen. Hyde-Smith announces Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments

 

WTOK – Mississippi could see push-pull on Medicaid expansion

Medicaid Director Drew Snyder told House Appropriations Committee members Monday the agency continues to hear from hospitals about how many patients don’t have insurance. Snyder says it’s a “fair concern to think about what’s out there to lower those numbers.”

Gov. Phil Bryant has opposed expanding coverage under the state-federal program that provides insurance to about a quarter of Mississippians. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who is running for governor this year, restated his opposition Monday at a public policy forum.

Reeves said even though state tax collections are better than expected for the first half of the current budget year, it’s no excuse for legislators to “spend, spend, spend.”

Congressman Guest joins Prayer Caucus

 

Gov. Bryant commends Medicaid exec director

WJTV – Councilman responds to Governor’s tweet