SOS race: Britton ad hits Watson on lack of support for President Trump
My opponent – who went to great lengths to work against Trump in 2016 – has recklessly attacked me over & over. I’m proud to have been one of the 1st MS public officials to support Trump. I hope you’ll watch my new campaign ad that shows a true contrast b/w my opponent & me. pic.twitter.com/8wqJxUDQTS
— Sam Britton (@SamBrittonMS) July 8, 2019
Six mayors from the Pine Belt region announced their support for the re-election campaign of Mississippi Department of Transportation Southern District Commissioner Tom King.
Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee, Petal Mayor Hal Marx, Prentiss Mayor Charley Dumas, Bassfield Mayor Pat Courtney and New Augusta Mayor Joe Gallaspy released a letter of endorsement Monday during a brief announcement.
In the endorsement, the group touts King’s fair and equitable support for all communities across south Mississippi, both rural and urban.
McRae releases new ad for State Treasurer
— David McRae for Treasurer of Mississippi (@DavidMcRaeMS) July 8, 2019
WCBI – State Treasurer candidates stop by Columbus
Mississippi Department of Human Services announced today that Executive Director, John Davis, has decided to retire effective July 31, 2019. Davis has served in his current role since Governor Phil Bryant appointed him to the position in January 2016. Prior to his appointment, Davis served as Deputy Administrator for Programs, Office Director for the Division of Economic Assistance and worked on the local, regional and state level.
Davis was also appointed by Governor Kirk Fordice as the Director of the Lincoln County Department of Human Services in 1998 until his appointment in 2005 to the position of Director of State Operations for Department of Economic Assistance.
WJTV – Mississippi task force considers the risks and benefits of ‘hemp’
YP – Who said what at Jacinto?
— Yall Politics (@MSyallpolitics) July 8, 2019
Wicker warns against rising tide of socialism
America’s economy is booming, wages are rising, and unemployment is near record lows. Yet some recent Democratic proposals like #MedicareforAll and the #GreenNewDeal are plans straight out of socialism’s failed playbook. #WickerReport https://t.co/mMWeCxeBDW
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) July 8, 2019
Groups seeking to open four charter schools in Mississippi are moving forward, while one group is being rejected.
The state’s Charter School Authorizer Board Monday voted to accept four applications as complete and eligible for a final decision.
Two schools are proposed for Greenwood, with one each for Canton and Vicksburg.
All four finalists have previously applied and been unsuccessful.
WJTV – School supplies included in Mississippi sales tax holiday weekend
A new initiative is underway to help address Mississippi’s teacher shortage.
“We are trying to reach people who are aspiring to be teachers,” state schools Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright said. “They could be in high school. They could be teacher assistants, or they could be professionals looking to change careers.”
Wright introduced the Teach Mississippi campaign Monday during an education conference in Jackson. The initiative has a website to attract future teachers by having other teachers tell their stories about why they do their jobs. Wright said the teacher shortage is a nationwide problem.
Ag Commissioner Gipson on Genuine MS podcast
Listen to our podcast! https://t.co/PHfLhoiMSj
— Commissioner Andy Gipson (@CommAndyGipson) July 8, 2019
WJTV – Former Lumberton Police Chief files lawsuit against city
Hyde-Smith welcomes elimination of Obama-era environmental regulations
I applaud President Trump’s efforts to eliminate overreaching and burdensome Obama-era environmental regulations that stifle job creation and economic growth. https://t.co/EcRmzDGw0o
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) July 8, 2019
If you live in Rankin County, your taxes will soon rise.
The School Board has included a 2 mil tax increase in their budget for the next fiscal year. Board President Grumpy Farmer says 90% of the money will go to supplement the statewide teacher pay raise.
The school board wants to award each certified teacher with an extra $1,300 per year.
Another lawsuit has been filed against the City of Moss Point and Mayor Mario King in his official capacity based on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints filed against the city in January.
The lawsuit alleges since King took office in July of 2017, “the atmosphere for many of the older workers in the city has changed.”
“The mayor has exhibited a disregard for the law and individual rights of many of his employees, even extending his unlawful behavior to elected officials in the city and county,” the lawsuit states.