WJTV – Top political moment of 2019

Lt. Governor transition happening in lead up to 2020 session

 

SOS Hosemann files suit over Bonnet Carre Spillway release into MS Sound

WAPT – Mississippi issues statewide prison lockdown

Prison

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued a statewide prison lockdown.

MDOC officials said movement is restricted statewide following a major disturbance Sunday at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution.

WAPT – Representative Bennie Thompson talks impeachment

VICKSBURG POST – Ford to again push for more transparency from state agencies

State Rep. Kevin Ford, R-Vicksburg, hopes the second time is the charm to pass a House bill to provide transparency when state agencies implement regulations.

Ford begins his first full term as District 54 representative. He was elected in 2017 to fill the unexpired term of Alex Monsour, who resigned the House seat after he was elected South Ward Alderman for the city of Vicksburg.

One of the bills Ford authored during his first two years in office was House Bill 1290, requiring state agencies to explain in writing the reason they were implementing a particular regulation.

VICKSBURG POST – Denton puts focus on teachers, education ahead of session

“The only thing I can go by is what has been reported in the paper, and I’m hoping they both follow through with it,” said Dist. 55 Rep. Oscar Denton, D-Vicksburg. “They’re talking about a teacher pay raise and I read something that the lieutenant governor was interested in giving the state employees a pay raise...

…Infrastructure, Denton said, “Is still a big issue, as far as I’m concerned. I don’t think the lottery will be enough to do what we need to be done.”

Wicker commends passage of NDAA

 

WLOX – MHP preparing to continue “Home for the Holidays’ safety initiative for New Year’s

MHP preparing to continue ‘Home For The Holidays’ safety initiative for New Year’s

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is gearing up to continue their ‘Home For The Holidays’ safety initiative.

The New Year’s Enforcement Period will begin Tuesday, December 31 at 12:01 a.m. and will conclude Wednesday, January 1 at midnight.

This is intended to place an emphasis on traffic safety regarding motorists traveling throughout the holiday season.