Donald Trump Jr. will headline a fundraiser for Tate Reeves Thursday, October 24 at Longleaf Plantation in Purvis. It costs $500 per person to attend the reception. The invitation does not say if there is a host committee. Those people typically pay more to underwrite the event and to make sure fundraising goals for the event are met.
Trump Jr. will be joined by his girlfriend and former San Francisco First Lady Kimberly Guilfoyle.
The Lt. Governor says he’s pleased to have the support.
“It’s time for us to throw the money changer out of the capitol and I’m talking about Tate Reeves,” said Hood.
Hood says there are several examples of Reeves passing or killing bills while in his role as Lt. Governor and says there were instances of the companies tied to those issues giving donations to the Reeves campaign…
…In a tweet, Reeves says Hood is “desperately spinning a web of lies” and cites a Wall Street Journal Investigation from 2008 that questions Jim Hood’s relationship with the state’s trial bar.
The WSJ article focused on AGs awarding legal contracts to firms that also gave them campaign contributions.
“If he was really that concerned about corruption, he wouldn’t have done it himself,” explained Eze.
Reeves hits Hood over ‘sleazy practice’ of kickbacks to donors
Jim Hood is desperately spinning a web of lies because he was caught red-handed funneling taxpayer money to his campaign donors. He was the top target of a WSJ investigation into his “sleazy practice” of kickbacks to donors. Desperate Democrat ploy. https://t.co/AFuLXQntB6 #MSGOV
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) October 16, 2019
WXXV – Sec. of State presents Tidelands funds to DMR
Fitch named Best for Business and Jobs by BIPEC in AG race
BIPEC has designated @LynnFitch as Best for Business and Jobs. The AG race is critical to MS’ future. Fitch has been a dedicated public servant since first being elected to office. As AG, Fitch will adhere to the law, and apply a common sense, free-market approach to governing. pic.twitter.com/HzCkyKKJcQ
— BIPEC (@bipec) October 16, 2019
WDAM – Attorney general candidate campaigns in Hattiesburg
Jennifer Riley Collins met voters at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center.
She’s a Meridian native and a graduate of both Alcorn State University and the Mississippi College School of Law.
She’s also a retired Army colonel, who served for five years at Camp Shelby.
Lt. Gov. candidates Hosemann, Southern District PSC candidate Maxwell campaign in Pine Belt
Great meeting with the Forrest Lamar Republican Women yesterday getting to share my platform as your next Southern District Public Service Commissioner and spending a little time with @DelbertHosemann , our next Lt. Governor. #VoteRed pic.twitter.com/BTI3JKsjf3
— Dane Maxwell (@DaneMaxwellMS) October 16, 2019
New research from GOBankingRates says that Mississippi is the best place to move to live the American Dream, as long as you and your spouse make at least $107,000 a year…
…The study factors in the cost of several items like groceries and healthcare, but some said that rent and mortgage rates attract them to live in Mississippi.
CLARION LEDGER – Editorial Board: End practice of budget notes, or make them part of the public record: Our view
For the last several months, the Clarion Ledger has outlined how state lawmakers are abusing the use of a little known tool colloquially called a “budget note” to direct millions of dollars to pet projects and pay raises for select state employees. It is a practice that has gone on for years, and it is time for it to stop.
Budget notes can be helpful. They are used to clarify language, sometimes after lawmakers have passed budget bills and the governor has signed them into law.
But since budget notes are not part of the actual legislation and rarely shared outside a very small group of people, the temptation to abuse what are meant to be helpful tools for political purposes (or to avoid public scrutiny of legislative decisions) has proven too much for legislative leaders to resist.
More troublesome are reports of how budget notes have been used at times to not clarify a bill’s language but to amend said language in order to instruct that specific funds be spent in a specific manner and even with specific vendors. In these instances, budget notes seemingly take on the same authority as the bills themselves, even though budget notes not only have no weight of law given to them by any means — legislatively in adopted law, judicially in court precedent or constitutionally, well, in our state’s constitution.
Wicker helps cut cake for Navy’s 244th birthday
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) October 16, 2019
Continental Tire opens
This is a historic day in Mississippi. Congratulations to @continentaltire on the opening of this extraordinary, state-of-the-art plant. The entire state of Mississippi is truly proud to have this great company here. @mdaworks pic.twitter.com/OgJtTXosqC
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) October 16, 2019