WLBT – Miss. Democratic Party Headquarter’s lone staffer to leave post

Miss. Democratic Party Headquarter’s lone staffer to leave postJacqie Amos is stepping down and believes the party must restructure to be effective for future generations.

“I’m the only staffer inside this office except for my volunteers, and so it’s been kind of difficult,” said the departing Democratic party official…

…”As far as the state of the state party, I think that it definitely has to be revamped,” said Amos. “There is not an executive director here with the state party. We do have a state chair”…

…The party reorganization begins January 11th at the State Democratic meeting.

WLOX – Mississippi Congressional leader react to latest in the impeachment process

Mississippi Congressional leader react to latest in the impeachment processBoth Congressmen Michael Guest and Steven Palazzo making note of Speaker’s Pelosi’s conditions for impeachment and saying they haven’t been met…

…Congressman Trent Kelly calling the articles “unconstitutional”…

…Democrat Congressman Bennie Thompson tweeted that “The President obstructed justice. Republicans can whine and lie all they want but he will be impeached.”…

…”I’m quite certain the President will not be removed from office,” said Sen. Wicker. “It will probably be a party line vote.”

WJTV – Mississippi man seeks advice on holding 2 offices at once

A Mississippi man is seeking legal advice on holding two elected offices at the same time.

The state attorney general’s office has previously said it’s OK in some circumstances.

The Enterprise Journal reports that Daryl Porter Jr. is serving his second term as a town councilman in Summit.

Porter won a Mississippi House seat in November, and will be sworn in Jan. 7. The Democrat says he wants to remain on the town council while serving in the Legislature.

SUNHERALD – Mississippi Senator asks for Keesler mold issues to be addressed


HATTIESBURG AMERICAN – Mississippi abortion ban ruled unconstitutional but governor vows continued fight

Mississippi’s outgoing governor vowed Saturday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi’s ban on abortion at 15 weeks.

“We will sustain our efforts to fight for America’s unborn children,” Republican Phil Bryant wrote on Twitter. “Mississippi will continue this mission to the United States Supreme Court.”

The call came a day after a federal appeals court ruled the ban was unconstitutional. But supporters of the Mississippi ban, and those like it passed in other states, have been aiming for the Supreme Court all along. They hope that new conservative justices will spur the high court to take up abortion challenges and overturn its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion rights nationwide.

WDAM – Pro-choice and pro-life advocates react to Appeals Court decision to strike down 15-week abortion ban

Pro-choice and pro-life advocates react to appeals court decision to strike down 15 week abortion ban

President of Pro-Life Mississippi Laura Duran is not pleased with the recent decision that strikes down Mississippi’s ban on abortion at 15 weeks again of gestation.

Friday, the 5th circuit court of appeals in New Orleans agreed with Judge Carlton Reeves’ ruling that first blocked the law in 2018.

“It just means we’re going to continue the fight in anyway that we can to help save moms and babies from abortion,” said Duran.

On the other hand, Attorney Hillary Scheneller looks at the ruling as a way to protect Mississippi’s only abortion clinic in Jackson, and its patients.

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN – Mississippi’s nonpartisan judicial candidates can now solicit political endorsements

Justice Leslie King

Judicial candidates run in nonpartisan elections in Mississippi, but they are now able to personally solicit endorsements from partisan political organizations.

In an order made public Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court amended the rule for judicial candidates, leading to one member of the court and the chief justice to squabble about it in writing.

“It would appear that the primary purpose, if not sole purpose, of this action is to bring partisan politics into Mississippi’s judicial elections,” said Justice Leslie King, who opposes the change…

MBJ – Bill Crawford: Money talks in Mississippi politics

The appropriate question would seem to be not who, but why would anyone or any organization pay $250,000 to eat with any Mississippi governor?

Reeves in the past has been accused of being a pay-to-play politician. More specifically, his opponent in the general election, Attorney General Jim Hood, claimed, “Tate Reeves passed appropriation bills as lieutenant governor that effectively carved out millions of dollars in no-bid contracts for specific companies and organizations. All together, these wasteful earmarks total $48.14 million between 2013 and 2019. Reeves helped force these bills through the Legislature to benefit his corporate campaign contributors.”

Seems like a $250,000 dinner would be the ultimate pay-to-play opportunity, especially if the donors can remain anonymous.

You see, governors can have great influence on how millions, even billions of public dollars are spent.

State Sen. Wiggins challenges Crawford’s op-ed