WLOX / WLBT – Decision 2019: Lt. Governor candidates weigh in on teacher pay issue

DECISION 2019: Lt. Governor candidates weigh in on teacher pay issue

As candidates, they’re making a big promise.

“So, I have pledged that we would have a teacher pay raise every year that I’m Lt. Governor and I intend to do that,” said Hosemann.

“The solution would look like not promising a raise every four years. It would be giving a raise every year,” noted Hughes.

WTOK – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves campaigns in Meridian

WTOK – Carmichael retiring Apr. 30, assumes new role

State Sen. Videt Carmichael of Meridian has been appointed by the governor to serve on the Mississippi Community College Board. Carmichael is not seeking re-election this year and is retiring at the end April.

Carmichael will represent the 3rd congressional district on the board.

Carmichael was first elected to the Senate in 1999. He is a former teacher, coach and principal.

Wicker, Cardin introduce legislation to defend US citizens from political prosecution in Turkey


WJTV – Loan for rural electric system 

WCBI – Lynn Fitch talks about running for AG’s office

The only woman in a statewide elected office is in the running for a new job, and she’s asking for the support of other women.

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch is running for Attorney General.

Tuesday, she was making her case to The Lowndes County Republican Women. This club works actively to influence voters around the area…

…“Certainly there have been very few women in Mississippi and four in 200 years to serve as statewide electives officials. It’s such and honor and it’s such a privilege, so my goal is to continue to be a trailblazer be a pathway for young women to get into political office,” said Fitch.

Sen. Wicker advances incremental funding plan for Navy shipbuilding


Congressman Palazzo questions AG Barr on DOJ budget


CLARION LEDGER – Which lawmakers received the most freebies from Mississippi universities?

Here is a list of the top 25 lawmakers who received the most money from Mississippi’s public universities:

  1. Sen. Terry Burton: $8,513.92
  2. Rep. Randall Patterson: $7,647.96
  3. Sen. Rita Parks: $7,281.80
  4. Rep. Kevin Horan: $6,877.43
  5. Rep. Jeff Smith: $6,602.80
  6. Rep. Tracy Arnold: $5,857.23
  7. Rep. Nolan Mettetal: $5,775.21
  8. Rep. Trey Lamar: $5,709.96
  9. Sen. Sally Doty: $5,646.32
  10. Rep. Steve Holland: $5,593.60
  11. Speaker of the House Philip Gunn: $5,345.90
  12. Sen. Nickey Browning: $4,876.13
  13. Rep. Nick Bain: $4,873.98
  14. Sen. Briggs Hopson: $4,867.92
  15. Sen. Lydia Chassaniol: $4,723.38
  16. Sen. Bill Stone: $4,437.32
  17. Rep. Chris Brown: $4,306.71
  18. Rep. Jim Beckett: $4,174.26
  19. Sen. Josh Harkins: $3,823.09
  20. Rep. Tommy Reynolds: $3,758.22
  21. Rep. Randy Boyd: $3,637.82
  22. State Treasurer Lynn Fitch: $3,297.04
  23. Rep. Mac Huddleston: $3,253.12
  24. Rep. Cheikh Taylor: $3,000.00
  25. Sen. Joey Fillingane: $2,810.65

YP – Congressman Palazzo recognized as Legislator of the Year

Congressman Steven Palazzo today was recognized by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) as the Legislator of the Year Award for his strong advocacy for housing and community development programs.

“As the former CFO of the Biloxi Housing Authority (PHA), I’ve been engaged in Mississippi’s public housing community and know firsthand that the regulations that our PHAs must comply with are tedious. When coupled with limited funding, excessive regulations put our PHAs in a rough spot. I will continue working to find ways that allow our PHAs to run more efficiently, so that they can focus on what they do best: providing safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to our most vulnerable,” Palazzo said.

“NAHRO and its 20,000 members are grateful to Representative Palazzo for his commitment and leadership,” said NAHRO CEO Adrianne Todman. “We need leaders and advocates on the Hill who understand the importance of housing and community development programs and the transformative effect they have on communities nationwide.”