CLARION LEDGER – Governor debate: Waller and Foster faceoff in Mississippi State event, but it won’t be televised

Bill Waller Jr. (left) and Robert Foster.Two of three Republican candidates for Mississippi governor will debate Tuesday evening at Mississippi State — but you won’t be able to watch the event on television.

State Rep. Robert Foster, R-Hernando, and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. face off in the 6:30 p.m. event hosted by the university’s College Republicans. University officials ultimately canceled plans to allow WJTV-TV to air the event, though it will be livestreamed on Facebook.

A third Republican candidate in the race, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, declined to attend this first debate of the election season. His campaign told organizers he would not be able to attend because of legislative commitments, despite the legislative session ending Friday, about a week early.

WJTV – Hinds County Senator upset over ‘politically motivated’ Bond Bill

Mississippi drawing attention in DC for reforms

 

YP – Watkins & Eager welcomes former US Congressman Gregg Harper

Watkins & Eager is pleased to announce that former United States Congressman Gregg Harper has joined the firm as a member in its Jackson office.

“Gregg has represented Mississippi at the highest levels of government for a decade and brings a wealth of experience and relationships throughout Congress, the Administration, and around the State,” said James J. Crongeyer, Jr, Managing Member of Watkins & Eager. “Gregg’s experience and relationships in both Mississippi and Washington will further enhance our ability to serve clients at the state and federal levels.  We are honored to have Gregg become a part of our firm.”

WXXV – Attorney General candidates Andy Taggart media tour on the Coast

Gov. Bryant thanks Legislature for support of aggressive agenda this session

 

WLOX / WLBT – Mississippi legislature works to strengthen human trafficking laws

Human trafficking is real and it’s closer than you may realize.

“It is happening and Mississippi is becoming more aware,” said Pearl Police Chief Dean Scott.

And that awareness is leading to changes to the state’s laws to better address the issue. Governor Bryant signed House Bill 571 last week. It was a bill pushed through by Speaker Philip Gunn.

“Any child below the age of 18 cannot be charged with prostitution,” said Speaker Gunn. “That then removes one obstacle of them coming forward and talking about what’s happening to them. If they were fearful of being charged with a crime, they are less likely to come forward.”

Wicker support Israeli sovereignty in Golan Heights

 

WDAM – Circuit Clerk clears confusion ahead of House District 101 runoff

In last month’s House District 101 special election, there was some confusion with who could vote and who couldn’t.

Lamar County Circuit Clerk Martin Hankins explains this is because of redistricting that happened back in 2014 when House District 87 was created…

…The runoff election between Kent McCarty and Steven Utroska for the house seat will be on Tuesday.

Congressman Guest sees US House pass first bill

 

US House passes Congressman Thompson’s DHS ‘MORALE Act’

 

WJTV – Local man advocates for “Death with Dignity” laws in Mississippi