WJTV – Donald Trump Jr. to headline fundraiser for Tate Reeves

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.

WLBT – Gubernatorial candidates question campaign contribution motives

Gubernatorial candidates question campaign contribution motivesJim Hood stood alongside a chart that was labeled “Tate Reeves Wheel of Legal Corruption” at a press conference Wednesday.

“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


WXXV – Sec. of State presents Tidelands funds to DMR

Fitch named Best for Business and Jobs by BIPEC in AG race


WDAM – Attorney general candidate campaigns in Hattiesburg

Attorney general candidate campaigns in HattiesburgThe Democratic candidate for Mississippi Attorney General campaigned in Hattiesburg Wednesday night.

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


WLOX – Mississippi is the best place to live the “American Dream,” according to new research

Mississippi is the best place to live the “American Dream,” according to new research

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


Continental Tire opens


WJTV – Controversial sign calls for Democrats to “do their job or the American people will impeach you”