It’s no secret that statewide campaigns are constantly under the microscope. But one tactic that’s being discussed more openly, as of late, is the use of trackers.
“I have two trackers,” said gubernatorial candidate Robert Foster. “One of them’s been on me since January and one of them’s been on me since March.” That’s one instance of trackers being called out this week…
…“It’s opposition research out in the open,” said Hinds County Republican Party Chairman Pete Perry. “And it has transformed into that. I think when it started it was a little more shady when it wasn’t as common and only a few folks were doing it.”
“It’s just a fancy name for something that goes on in every campaign,” explained President of Chism Strategies, Brad Chism. “If someone uses the term tracker as a dirty word, chances are, they’ve got something to hide.”
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Reeves talks about his father
My dad is the reason I am who I am today. He built a business out of nothing. He raised my brother and me on hard work and a competitive spirit. His story is Mississippi’s story, and I hope you’ll take a moment to read some of it here: https://t.co/9GI6wcQgGd
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) April 10, 2019
CLARION LEDGER – Sid Salter: Immigration: ‘Country’s full’ but U.S. farm, construction labor shortages persist
What isn’t full at this point is a ready supply of agriculture and construction industry labor.
AgWeb.com reported in August that a 2018 CoBank study entitled “Help Wanted” cited the following findings:
First, as the U.S. economy continues to grow and unemployment dwindles, labor scarcity and wage inflation threaten the rural economy and put additional stress on the profitability of the agriculture industry at a time of depressed commodity prices. Manual laborers are chasing higher wages offered in industries like transportation, construction, hospitality and mining, forcing agriculture employers to increase wages at a faster rate to compete.
Wicker convenes hearing on broadband mapping
Developing accurate broadband maps is a priority for @SenateCommerce. Today I chaired a hearing to consider the challenges of collecting more accurate broadband coverage data. #RuralBroadband https://t.co/KfrAHBAYUP
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) April 10, 2019
Congressman Thompson requests Acting DHS Secretary to testify before Committee
Before she resigned, DHS Secretary Nielsen had agreed to testify before the Committee on May 1st.
Read the full letter below ?? pic.twitter.com/HxY9xlleg0
— House Homeland Security Committee (@HomelandDems) April 11, 2019
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith introduced the Cell-Cultured Meat and Poultry Regulation Act of 2019 that would codify the responsibilities of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over food products grown in laboratories from animal cell cultures.
“Our federal food safety laws need to be updated to address the scientific effort to create imitation meat in laboratories,” said Hyde-Smith who serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee and as chairman of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security. “American consumers deserve to know the food they eat is unadulterated, wholesome, and properly labeled, and the federal agencies responsible for these guarantees deserve clear direction from Congress over jurisdiction.
The legislation would place cell-cultured food products derived from livestock, poultry, or any other amenable species under FSIS jurisdiction by amending the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act, the primary laws governing the FSIS jurisdiction and oversight responsibilities.
Gov. Bryant promotes donor privacy in National Review
We must stand together. https://t.co/KHjzemGTaO
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) April 10, 2019
Hosemann, Maxwell campaign in Jackson County
Had the opportunity to share our new video with @DaneMaxwellMS, Mayor of @PascagoulaCity, Chapter President John Mosley Jr., and members of the Jackson County Republican Club. ICYMI, you can view it at: https://t.co/t504INGemk. #TeamDelbert pic.twitter.com/dh4dOiKwGd
— Delbert Hosemann (@DelbertHosemann) April 10, 2019
Hood speaks to County Supervisors
Thanks to the MS Association of Supervisors for letting me speak at their meeting today. I always have and always will value hearing from our local leaders getting the work done on the ground. pic.twitter.com/XAxTouf1Fd
— Jim Hood (@HoodForGovernor) April 10, 2019