Reeves: I’m the only candidate for Governor who opposes raising the gas tax


Hood releases new campaign ad for Governor


WTVA – Hood hosts campaign rally in Tupelo

DAILY JOURNAL – Waller offers pragmatic, policy-oriented pitch for Governor

Bill WallerWith a bevy of policy proposals and a pronounced willingness to break with his own party’s leadership over issues like educational policy and infrastructure funding, Republican gubernatorial candidate William “Bill” Waller Jr. met with the Daily Journal’s editorial board Thursday.

In the course of an interview with a panel of journalists and community leaders, Waller pressed his vision for the state’s future, emphasizing education, healthcare and infrastructure as the core pillars of his campaign.

Waller, 67, was for 21 years a member of the Mississippi Supreme Court, 10 of those years as chief justice. His father was governor from 1972 to 1976, but this campaign cycle is the younger Waller’s first foray into a partisan election.

Waller ad for Governor focuses on schools


Foster release ad for Governor featuring his wife


Foster touts kids attending public school


WTOK – State Treasurer candidates visits Meridian

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN – Trump and taxpayer-funded hotel suites: Secretary of State candidates sling mud ahead of primary

State Sen. Michael Watson faces Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton in the Aug. 6 primary. Current Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is running for lieutenant governor...

…Watson’s latest TV ad hits Britton for prior ties to the Democratic party. But its central claim is that Britton spent $6,000 in taxpayer money last year for stays in the “Greek Suite” at the Fairview Inn, while in Jackson for commission meetings…

…State records show Britton has charged the state about $57,000 for travel-related expenses since he took office in 2016. That amount falls between his fellow commissioners Cecil Brown, who spent about $3,600, and Brandon Presley, who spent about $97,000. As a senator, Watson charged about $54,000 in travel over the same period. 

WTOK – Bailey brings PSC campaign to Meridian

WTOK – Judge suspended after trying to help acquaintances

Hinds Co. Judge suspended, fined for intervening in cases to ‘help out’ acquaintances

The Mississippi Supreme Court is suspending a judge 30 days without pay after a professional group found he violated conduct standards by improperly helping one person charged with prostitution and trying to help another charged with marijuana possession.

Justices Thursday are also publicly reprimanding the judge, Frank Sutton of Hinds County Justice Court.

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance found Sutton asked an investigator in 2018 to “help him out” because Sutton knows relatives of a woman charged with prostitution. The investigator refused, and Sutton remanded the charge, which means it wasn’t prosecuted.

Wicker reintroduces flood insurance reform bills


Hyde-Smith pushes USDA for CWD solutions


Congressman Thompsons supports raising minimum wage to $15


WLOX – Gov. Bryant backs DMR statement that seafood caught locally offshore is safe to eat

Gov. Bryant backs DMR statement that seafood caught locally offshore is safe to eatMississippi marine officials report seafood caught locally is safe to eat, and Gov. Phil Bryant is backing that statement and encouraging people to eat local. The push comes as “no swimming” advisories are posted along our beaches from the algae bloom caused by the Bonnet Carré Spillway openings…

…Getting in the water on the Gulf Coast is still out of the question. Tests performed a month ago revealed low salinity levels that led to an algae bloom from the fresh water intrusion from the Bonnet Carré Spillway openings. That algae can cause toxins harmful to humans. Since then, officials have closed waters in South Mississippi, but the toxins aren’t in the fish tested offshore, according the DMR.

Wicker promoting Hot Cars Act for child safety alert system


SUNHERALD – Billion dollar LNG plant at Pascagoula wins federal approval

Billion dollar LNG plant at Pascagoula wins federal approval
Two liquefied national gas plants south of Pascagoula were approved Tuesday by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, according to reports by the Houston Chronicle and other media.

The Chronicle said the FERC approved the Gulf LNG project in a 3-1 vote Tuesday, and it is the fifth LNG export project the agency has approved this year as it catches up with a backlog of applications.

The Pascagoula facility was the oldest application still awaiting approval from the FERC.