Sen. Wicker breaks down the “Green New Deal”


WTOK – Gubernatorial candidate visits Meridian Monday

WJTV – Velesha Williams is running to be Mississippi’s next governor

ICYMI – YP – Robert Schuler Smith’s run for governor

NEWSMS – Party leaders react after candidates qualify

While the Mississippi GOP published their list of candidates early on, the Mississippi Democrat Party repeatedly said they would not be making the list public until the deadline.

“It’s interesting to see as the Democrats were hiding their list for those that were qualifying for particular elected positions and now I kind of understand why,” said Governor Phil Bryant. “I am not being directly critical of any individual, but it is not the strongest field. We are going to win every statewide office from the governor throughout the state and I think for the first time in many many years we will have a Republican Attorney General with Jim Hood running for Governor.

Democrat Chairman Bobby Moak made a statement lauding the “diverse field of Democrat candidates.”

“From constable to governor, Democrats have fielded capable candidates for the 2019 primary season,” said Moak. “With approximately, 1800 seats open, Democrats will challenge about 1500 of them. Republicans will have to answer why 61 percent of essential rural hospitals are in financial straits, why they cut funds to public education, explain the reason for giving almost $1 billion of our tax dollars to out-of-state corporations and the reason no real road and bridge program is in place.”

“This strong and diverse field of Democrats will make sure the do-nothing Republicans in office will answer these questions affecting us all,” Moak continued.

Sen. Hyde-Smith kicking off 2020 campaign in April

.@SenHydeSmith hosts DC campaign kickoff @NRSC in April for her 2020 re-election campaign featuring @senatemajldr, @johnthune, @SenatorWicker and others.#mssen #mselex

WTOK – White: North Mississippi board owes over $500,000 to property owners

Mississippi State Auditor Shad White has issued demand letters to a water management board he says has defrauded the public.

White says the Town Creek Master Water Management District Board of Commissioners was in charge of preventing flooding but voted to overpay board members for years.

The auditor Monday said the board approved unlawful per diem payments to themselves. The total of all demands is $523,388.76 and includes interest and cost of recovery.

Sen. Wicker honors legacy of Boris Nemtsov


State Sen. Burton’s return to the Chamber last week


DAILY JOURNAL – Presley ready to push for rural broadband

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley plans to spend the next five years pushing for access to high-speed internet in rural Mississippi.

Presley, who represents the northern district of the state, spoke to the editorial board of the Daily Journal Monday about his and the commission’s plans.

In January, Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law a bill that gives the state’s rural electric cooperatives the ability to offer internet.

“Now the work really begins,” Presley said. “We’ve got to push the rural cooperatives to evaluate whatever they would need to do to provide this service to their members.