Mississippi Republican Congressmen reject impeachment proceedings
The House voted down the motion to move forward with impeachment proceedings.
I am one of the 332 members who rejected this nonsense. Impeachment is a high-held responsibility of the Legislative Branch – not a political toy to be used when it’s convenient for you.
— Cong. Steven Palazzo (@CongPalazzo) July 17, 2019
It’s a race to be elected as the Republican nominee for Governor, and it’s morphing into a race about who’s the most conservative choice. “Conservative” seems to be a buzzword in the primary…
…“Those other two candidates may be trying to eat into the support that maybe Tate Reeves has already cultivated on those culture war issues,” noted Shrader.
While it does follow a national trend for GOP races, Shrader says there is one concern.
“This does shortchange the other issues that affect Mississippians on a daily basis,” he said.
WJTV Reporter travels with Robert Foster
MS Democratic Trust is still alive, hosting fundraiser featuring Baria, Anderson
Tired of underfunded public schools, underpaid teachers, bad roads/closed bridges, your hospitals closing and the Brain Drain? Ready for change in our state? Here is a way you can help. Let’s flip some legislative seats and destroy the supermajority! pic.twitter.com/O8bYXxPrUp
— David Baria (@dbaria) July 18, 2019
Fitch launches ad for AG
Mississippi’s U.S. senators delivered high praise of U.S. District Court Judge Sul Ozerden to their colleagues in Washington Wednesday. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith introduced Judge Ozerden at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing.
In June, President Trump nominated the Gulfport native to serve on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
In his remarks to the committee, Wicker pointed to the wide breadth of experiences Judge Ozerden will draw upon as a jurist.
Wicker, Hyde-Smith give floor speeches on #Apollo50
ICYMI: @SenatorWicker “Men and women have always looked up at the night sky and seen their heroes in the constellations…” Click for the full floor speech ➡ https://t.co/9wXjMtpAON #Apollo50th pic.twitter.com/A6dG6KqS18
— Senate Commerce (@SenateCommerce) July 17, 2019
Today I took part in a Senate commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission, giving special credit to the role of @NASAStennis to ensure the rockets could help land the first Americans on the moon. https://t.co/4s7q5KGv8d pic.twitter.com/5VgaVJYZls
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) July 17, 2019
WTOK – Nic Lott campaigns in Meridian
Bryant endorses Lott for Central PSC
Happy to have endorsement of Governor @PhilBryantMS:
“I’m proud to endorse my friend @NicLott for Public Service Commission.Nic’s the only Republican w/a path to victory in November.He has my vote in August 6 GOP primary. It’s time to pass the torch to new generation of leaders” pic.twitter.com/DJMRuC38FZ
— Nic Lott (@NicLott) July 17, 2019
WJTV – National Black Caucus Local Elected Officials Conference kicks off in Jackson
The Annual National Black Caucus Local Elected Officials Summer Conference kicked off Wednesday afternoon at Jackson City Hall. The conference is hosted by the National League of Cities.
Mayor Lumumba welcomed over 200 delegates, saying that the city of Jackson is a great setting for the group of black elected officials to learn about building bridges. Coalition building is the topic of the conference, and the delegates will have daily learning sessions and activities around the city.
WTOK – Senator Willie Simmons campaigns in Meridian
Coast officials endorse Tony Smith for Southern Transportation Commission
Northern PSC Presley touts Hire Mississippi success
HIRE MISSISSIPPI numbers are in and construction contracts by utilities to Mississippi businesses are up to 42.6% from the 30% when we measured o&m costs in 2017. We still have work to do, but we are fighting to put MISSISSIPPI FIRST!
— Brandon Presley (@PresleyPSC) July 16, 2019
The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi is asking 16 cities in the state to eliminate local laws that penalize panhandling.
The organization says in a news release Wednesday that the request is part of a national effort that includes work by the National Law Center of Homelessness & Poverty…
…ACLU of Mississippi says that since last year, four cities in the state have repealed panhandling ordinances – Ridgeland, Meridian, Starkville, and Southaven.
It is asking for other cities to do the same – Brandon, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Clinton, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Grenada, Gulfport, Horn Lake, Jackson, Long Beach, Natchez, Olive Branch, Pascagoula and Vicksburg.