WJTV – Debate Replay: GOP candidates for Governor spar over Medicaid, taxes

Dem State Rep. Dortch: Robert Foster no longer the libertarian he pretended to be on the House floor

 

Foster talks Ole Miss Professor with Todd Starnes on Fox Radio

 

WAPT – Mississippi elections officials fight back against hackers, foreign operatives

Ever since the 2016 presidential election, the issue of foreign operatives and hackers manipulating the voting process has been a huge concern.

Hackers tried 200,000 times on Election Day to jam the polling place locator on the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said his office works year-round to identify and stop any potential problems.

“We have been meeting and giving cybersecurity information to our circuit clerks and our election commissioners in a lot of instances,” Hosemann said. “We’ve started dual authentication if they want to get into the statewide election management system.”

CLARION LEDGER – Lawmakers paid $2.3M to hang posters in 62 schools. It could be done for far less.

McDaniel hosting event for Baker for AG

NEWSMS – Mississippi gets $1.4 million from Equifax settlement

Mississippi will get $1.4 million as part of a nationwide settlement with Equifax following a 2017 data breach. 



On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the largest consumer reporting agencies in the world, announced a data breach that affected more than 147 million consumers—nearly half of the U.S. population, including 1.3 million Mississippians. Breached information included Social Security numbers, names, dates of birth, addresses, credit card numbers, and in some cases, driver’s license numbers.

According to Attorney General Jim Hood, people affected by the massive data breach will receive 10 years of credit monitoring and may be eligible for restitution following a $600 million multi-state settlement reached with the consumer reporting agency by attorneys general across the country.

WLOX – MS Senator proposes bill helping fisherman affected by spillway opening

MS Senator proposes bill helping fishermen affected by spillway openingSenator Cindy Hyde-Smith proposes a new bill that could assist fishermen who have suffered losses from the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway.

The Commercial Fishing and Aquaculture Protection Act of 2019 would set up disaster assistance for Coast fishermen who have experienced losses due to the algae bloom, freshwater intrusion, habitat destruction, or related factors that threaten the commercial fishing industry.



“Farmers and ranchers who experience serious losses have access to well-established USDA programs to help them survive down years. Commercial fishermen, including aquaculture operations, do not have that option,” Senator Hyde-Smith said.

Hyde-Smith’s legislation would establish a permanent revenue-based disaster program to either replace or serve as an alternative to the fishery disaster assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Bryant meets with Pence at RGA

 

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, Kelly announce $52M for MS-76 widening

 

Wicker comments on Esper confirmation to Defense Secretary

 

WLOX – Biloxi City Council passes ordinance changes on panhandling

Biloxi City Council passes ordinance changes on panhandlingThe panhandling ordinance that passed over a year ago meant that panhandlers had to apply for a license to ask for money on the streets in Biloxi. As of Tuesday, licenses are no longer necessary. The amended ordinance now prohibits panhandling at city intersections and interstate entrances and exits.

WXXV – Mayor King presents veto at press conference