WAPT – Profanity-laced argument breaks out between lawmakers during radio show
Sen. Roger Wicker, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Rep. Steven Palazzo welcomed an announcement from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration that the agency will continue rocket testing at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.
The Green Run rocket testing will test the first Space Launch System core stage to ensure safety and performance, according to the announcement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
“This is terrific news for Mississippi’s role in the Space Launch System program. We’ve long advocated Stennis as the best location for the next stage of engine propulsion testing, and it’s great that the leadership at NASA now agrees. The decision continues the tradition of the saying that if you want to go to space, you’ve got to first go through Mississippi,” Hyde-Smith said.
Currently under development, SLS will be the world’s most powerful rocket when completed and is the linchpin the NASA Artemis deep space exploration program. The Artemis program will bring American astronauts back to the Moon by 2024.
Waller releases new ad for Governor
Check out our newest TV ad with Charlotte – “Bill knows how to work with people to get things done. That’s his character and that’s how he will lead Mississippi as Governor.”#LeadershipMatters pic.twitter.com/GGH8gyHpzI
— Bill Waller (@BillWallerMS) July 25, 2019
Bully Bloc endorses Hosemann for Lt. Governor
Bully Bloc announced today its support for Delbert Hosemann in his bid for Lieutenant Governor.
“We’ve enjoyed a great working relationship with Secretary Hosemann over the years and look forward to continuing this relationship in promoting Mississippi’s Institutions of Higher Learning,” said Camp Murphy, Bully Bloc Chairman and Mississippi State University alumnus. “We are thankful Secretary Hosemann understands the contributions of our IHLs, in both education and research, toward the advancement of our State.”
Bully Bloc is a non-partisan group of friends and alumni of Mississippi State committed to electing political leaders who will make sure the interests of the university and higher education are advanced.
WDAM – Gov. Bryant appoints Christopher Freeze as Executive Director of Mississippi Department of Human Services
Gov. Phil Bryant appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze as Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Freeze will replace John Davis, who is retiring.
“I am confident Christopher Freeze will do a great job leading MDHS,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “His intellect and leadership experience as a Special Agent in Charge at the FBI makes him an excellent fit to guide the agency during this period of transition. I am grateful he has accepted this appointment.”
As executive director, Freeze will oversee the agency responsible for providing a wide range of public assistance programs, social services, and support for children, low-income individuals and families.
Home Builders Association endorses Baker for AG
— Yall Politics (@MSyallpolitics) July 25, 2019
Palazzo supports Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
I joined my House colleagues to pass the “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.” This legislation requires cellular carriers to verify the caller ID and allow the FCC to crackdown on robocallers and scammers.
You should always have the power to stop incessant robocalls.
— Cong. Steven Palazzo (@CongPalazzo) July 25, 2019
WJTV – Lack of staffing with MS Prison Industries Corporation puts taxpayer money at risk of fraud
Bryant, Farage meet in NYC
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) July 25, 2019
Hyde-Smith pleased with new round of USDA support for farmers
Appreciate @realdonaldtrump and @SecSonny issuing new round of @USDA support for farmers affected by unfair retaliatory tariffs. It will provide much-needed help for MS farmers, who planted approx. 3.45 million acres of soybeans, cotton, corn, rice, wheat and peanuts. https://t.co/vb2viFTCkz
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) July 25, 2019
“It just gives everybody a chance to come out and get to know our representatives,” said Michelle Anderson Jones, vice president of the Jones County Republican Women. “It gives you a chance to voice your concerns and your opinions and get to know them. And help people know what candidate stands for what they believe in.”
More than a dozen local and state candidates running for governor, attorney general, Jones County Sheriff and others were at the meet and greet, talking with community members and answering their questions.