Mississippi leaders react to Congress moving USMCA forward
I’m encouraged to hear Congress is finally moving forward on #USMCA. This is a big win for our country and for our hardworking farmers. With over 34,000 farms contributing to our state’s largest industry, this strong trade deal will allow MS to keep growing and compete worldwide.
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) December 10, 2019
— Trent Kelly (@RepTrentKelly) December 10, 2019
#MSSen2020: Espy calls USMCA a “good deal”
As a proud early supporter the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), I’m glad our leaders are putting partisanship aside to implement strong labor, environmental protections, and not just free trade — but fair trade. This is a good deal for our agricultural community.
— Mike Espy (@MikeEspyMS) December 10, 2019
WJTV – Miss. lawmakers respond to impeachment
Congressman Palazzo on Impeachment
My full statement on the Democrats’ baseless articles of impeachment announced against President Trump: pic.twitter.com/uwCkmCS6SL
— Cong. Steven Palazzo (@CongPalazzo) December 10, 2019
Clarion Ledger reporter takes issue with Reeves’ comments on SuperTalk
.@tatereeves went on SuperTalk yesterday and talked about his upcoming inauguration. The host appeared to reference this story, though didn’t mention any of the details. Reeves characterized it as an attack from the media. Here’s why that frustrates me 1/5 https://t.co/Hw9IZ4WvRa
— Giacomo Bologna (@GBolognaCL) December 10, 2019
Gov. Bryant touts “another great month” for Mississippi revenues
Revenue collection numbers are $31.1 million over estimates for November, bringing the YTD sum to $135.5 million for this fiscal year. Another great month for Mississippi. https://t.co/aIFwfN7cPI
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) December 11, 2019
“Governor-Elect Reeves has been a friend to the coast,” said Senator Brice Wiggins, re-elected to Mississippi Senate District 52. “He stood up for us on the BP. As I said here on the panel, I’ve worked with him on the Senate for the last eight years. I know where his heart it. It’s gonna be very good for us on the coast, but we need to keep the momentum going. We can’t take those things for granted. The governor is elected statewide. He has constituencies all over the state, not just the bottom three counties. We need to be cognizant of that, but remember that we are that important.”
Also taking center stage were questions about where the money received from the new Mississippi Lottery will go.
“With the new state lottery, we’re gonna see a lot of new money and new revenue coming in to the state. That has been allocated,” said Senator-Elect Jeremy England of Mississippi Senate District 51. “The purpose for having the lottery was to make sure that we’re keeping up with infrastructure and putting money into our roads and bridges, and we want to make sure that’s what we do. We need to carry on with that and don’t want to see these funds get diverted.”
WXXV – State Senator Jeremy England gives live preview of Tuesday’s pre- Legislative briefing
If you live in District 113 in South Mississippi, an annual town hall meeting is coming up. District 113 State House Representative Hank Zuber is scheduled to host his annual town hall meeting on Monday, December 16th at Charter Bank, located at the corner of Hanley Road and Highway 90 in Ocean Springs. All interested citizens are invited to attend. It starts next Monday at 5:30 pm and will be held in the Community Room of Charter Bank.
Wicker comments on NDAA
Last night the House and Senate came to a consensus on our national defense authorization. This agreement is a major victory for the brave men and women we count on to defend our nation. https://t.co/IBv12U2dFl
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) December 10, 2019
Hyde-Smith joins Cruz in gun legislation
Joined @SenTedCruz on a legislation to stop the federal government under any administration from abusing financial regulations to target businesses, large or small, that offer firearms or other lawful products. https://t.co/olAG1fyleY pic.twitter.com/lw2eNmBP4Q
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) December 10, 2019
The head of Mississippi’s foster care agency is retiring next month when a new governor takes office. Jess Dickinson announced Tuesday that his last day is Jan. 16.
He has been commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services since September 2017. He is also a former state Supreme Court justice.