WLOX – Debating from a Distance: Gubernatorial candidates trade jabs on the campaign trail

Debating from a Distance: Gubernatorial candidates trade jabs on the campaign trail

Still on the topic of spending, Reeves thinks Hood’s proposals are costly.

“Quite frankly it’s typical Democrat playbook: Propose and make promises to as many people as you can and don’t worry about who’s going to pay for it,” Reeves described.

“I’ve set priorities on what we need to do on roads, education, health care, cleaning up the legislature, giving a grocery tax cut,” Hood added. “I know we can’t do all those the first year. I think we can do Pre-K education. I think we pass a road bill and I think we can do health care expansion.”

Hood releases new ad for Governor

 

WTOK – Hood calls for more spending on education

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hood is calling for expanding state-funded preschool, increasing teacher pay and spending more overall on K-12 education.

Hood, Mississippi’s attorney general, detailed some of his plans Tuesday to reporters after appearing at a school in Greenville.

Hosemann endorsed by Police Benevolent Association

 

WLOX – Agriculture commissioner Gipson announces plans for trade and commerce office on Coast

Agriculture commissioner Gipson announces plans for trade and commerce office on Coast

The announcement came from the current Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson.

He plans to open the Coast’s first International Trade and Commerce office to focus on imports and exports.

That could open a lot of opportunities.

“We’ve never had an office on the Gulf Coast, but this is a way we can support what my duties are as commissioner to expand export opportunities for us around the world,” Gipson said. Gipson made the announcement at the Harrison County GOP Club meeting.

The idea is so new, he’s just now looking for office space.

Gov. Bryant meets with EPA Administrator on need to finish Delta pumps

 

CLARION LEDGER – Mississippi’s credit rating ‘stable.’ Spending controlled. Economic growth slow

A 2019 file photo of Gov. Phil Bryant speaking at the Neshoba County Fair.A new analysis from Fitch Ratings has good and bad news for Mississippi.

Fitch, one of three major credit rating firms, maintained that the state has a “stable” credit outlook and affirmed an AA rating on about $4.5 billion worth of debt.

Mississippi has had an AA rating from Fitch since 2016, when Fitch downgraded Mississippi from AA+. That same year, Moody’s gave a “negative” credit outlook.

According to Fitch’s 2019 report, Mississippi has “strong control over spending and revenues and generally conservative financial practices, providing significant financial resilience.”

Democrat State Rep. Anderson thinks Planet Fitness should be “required” to show CNN if they show FoxNews

 

WLOX – Why Ted Cruz says he’s opposed to Gulfport judge’s nomination to the 5th Circuit

Why Ted Cruz says he’s opposed to Gulfport judge’s nomination to the 5th Circuit

In a statement to Politico, Cruz said he believes the seat should be filled by “someone with a strong, demonstrated record as a constitutionalist,” and that Ozerden’s judicial record doesn’t meet that standard.

“I have significant concerns that Judge Ozerden’s judicial record does not indicate that he meets that standard. For that reason, I do not believe he should be on the court of appeals, and I will oppose his nomination,” Cruz said in the statement to Politico.

Ozerden’s nomination was announced in June. His confirmation hearing began in July, but a committee vote has not yet been held. In introducing Judge Ozerden to their colleagues, Mississippi’s U.S. senators delivered high praise of the Gulfport native.

“Judge Ozerden has impeccable credentials, and it is clear he is very well qualified—by ability, education, and experience—to serve as an appellate judge,” Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith said.

Sen. Wicker on Fox Business to discuss hearing on mass violence

 

Wicker, Hyde-Smith announce $7.99 million in airport grants

 

WDAM – Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith proposes ‘Gold Star Families Remembrance Week’

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith proposes ‘Gold Star Families Remembrance Week’U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith introduced establishing the week of Sept. 22-29, 2019 as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week” Wednesday.

The week is aimed at honoring the families of fallen service members.

“Entire families share the grief and loss of a loved one, who has died while serving to defend us,” Hyde-Smith said. “This resolution recognizes that fact and asks the American people to honor the families affected by the loss of a loved one in service to our country.”

Hyde-Smith hopes to encourage people to perform acts of service and good-will to honor the fallen veterans and their families.

Hyde-Smith signs letter to Pelosi to aid farmers