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
— Jim Hood (@HoodForGovernor) September 18, 2019
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
— Delbert Hosemann (@DelbertHosemann) September 18, 2019
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
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) September 18, 2019
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
Okay, @PlanetFitness please review policies at your establishments around the country. I’m @PlanetFitness, my local one and they are only showing #FoxNews. If they are going to show #foxnews they should also be required to have @CNN shown. I will be speaking to my local manager.
— Rep. Jeramey Anderson (@jerameyanderson) September 18, 2019
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
— Senate Commerce (@SenateCommerce) September 18, 2019
Wicker, Hyde-Smith announce $7.99 million in airport grants
Today @SenHydeSmith and I announced $7.99M in grants for four Mississippi airports in Meridian, Greenville, Tupelo, and Starkville. The airports will make safety upgrades and purchase much-needed equipment. https://t.co/qhVZ6WYECM
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) September 18, 2019
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
I joined colleagues on the Senate Appropriations Committee in pressing to ensure Market Facilitation Program payments for producers are not blocked or delayed in a continuing resolution expected to be considered by the House of Representatives this week. https://t.co/RpMhXi3QYj pic.twitter.com/o4TyQ3NBre
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) September 18, 2019