WTOK – Britton joins GOP primary for Mississippi Secretary of State

A first-term utility regulator says he is running for secretary of state in Mississippi.

Sam Britton of Laurel was elected southern district public service commissioner in 2015.

He is the second Republican to join the secretary of state’s race. Sen. Michael Watson of Pascagoula announced his intentions months ago.

Third-term secretary of state Republican Delbert Hosemann is running for lieutenant governor.

State Rep. Jay Hughes stalks School Choice Rally from afar

 

WTOK – Colleague says Sen. Burton improving

A longtime Mississippi lawmaker remains hospitalized, days after having a stroke. Republican Sen. Terry Burton of Newton was taken to a Jackson hospital Thursday.

Senate President Pro Tempore Gray Tollison told colleagues Monday that Burton is showing “great improvement.” The family of the 62-year-old lawmaker is continuing to ask for privacy.



Sen. Wicker talks Data Privacy on Senate floor

 

Congressman Palazzo named conferee on Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Committee

 

Congressman Guest hosts Georgian Parliament delegation

 

CLARION LEDGER – His plan would make Mississippi government more transparent. He knows it won’t pass.

Rep. Jeramey Anderson, D-Moss Point, is tired of walking into committee hearings and being asked to vote on a bill he’s never read...

…Anderson has a simple plan to fix this: Post agendas online 24 hours in advance that say what bills will be discussed.

This resolution would also make the system more efficient, he said.

According to Anderson, problems that could be ironed out in committee hearings often get debated in front of full chambers of the House and Senate.