Reeves meets with VP Pence


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WCBI – Lt. Governor candidate speaks in Columbus

DAILY JOURNAL – Hughes emphasizes personal background, education policy

Jay HughesJay Hughes is running for lieutenant governor with an emphasis on his working-class upbringing and with a brash, feisty style unafraid of sharp talk and a quick quip.

A Democrat state representative in Oxford completing his first term in the legislature, Hughes met with the Daily Journal editorial board Tuesday and showcased a campaign pitch focused on education policy and working class economic interests.

In Tuesday’s interview, Hughes also displayed a blunt, plainspoken and sometimes profane manner.

For example, he decried the legislature as corrupt and “100 percent controlled by campaign donations, lobbyists and the desire to get re-elected.”

WDAM – Legislative Democrats host Medicaid expansion hearing

Legislative Democrats host Medicaid expansion hearingSome Mississippi lawmakers are trying to get a head-start on the legislative session, and their focus is on Medicaid expansion.

“Part of the reason that we’re here today is because there’s an election next month and the issue of Medicaid expansion is going to be on the ballot,” said Rep. Jarvis Dortch Tuesday.

The hearing is the first of two Medicaid expansion hearings being hosted this month by the Mississippi Legislative Democrats.

“It’s been six years since Medicaid expansion’s been an option,” added Dortch. “State’s that have expanded Medicaid have seen dramatic improvements in healthcare outcomes, whether it’s maternal care, better obesity rates, diabetes rates, a whole host of things.”

WLOX – MBI announces new human trafficking division

MBI announces new human trafficking divisionWith the passage of House Bill 571, the Mississippi Bureau announced the formation of a dedicated Human Trafficking division on Monday.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MDPS) immediately began seeking additional funding sources to support the enforcement of the state-wide effort to thwart human trafficking in Mississippi.

MDPS is proud to announce, on behalf of Attorney General William P. Barr, the Office of Justice Programs approved MDPS’s application for funding in the amount of $800,000 under the FY 19 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking.

Congressman Thompson sends letter to Acting Director of NCTC 


WXXV – Congressman Palazzo hosts annual youth leadership summit