State senator David Blount introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 511, which would eliminate the electoral college provision for the state’s constitution. It would instead add these words, “The Governor shall be elected by the people in a general election… the person receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected.”
Mississippi’s constitution requires the House of Representatives to determine who moves into the governor’s mansion– a lesson learned during the 2019 election.
Hyde-Smith to Fitch: Thank you for fighting for the unborn
The committee has been adamant on swift action given the state of the prison system in Mississippi.
“I’ll tell them just like I’m telling you. I’m not going to sit back and just wait for somebody to tell me this or that,” Taylor said. “I’m going to find out first hand and you know, everybody has their own thoughts about what happens here and what’s happening there, but we, until you put yourself in the trenches and on the ground, you’re not going to know.”
Taylor said the state must find innovative ways to give inmates positive things to do behind bars.
In a recent report from the Mississippi Department of Revenue, the money bet at the 12 coast casinos shattered records, grossing over $1.3 billion dollars last year. This massive amount indeed set an all-time record.
It jumped up six-hundred thousand dollars more than last year. In fact, it was the second time in nearly three decades since coast casinos opened the money they made over a calendar year at slot machines, table games, and sportsbooks that topped the $1.3 billion mark. The other time was in 2007.
Simmons, Blount named to lead MS Senate Democrats
Humbled to have been elected Vice Chair of Senate Dem. Caucus today with Chair @SenDTSimmons. As proud Democrats, we will work with our Republican colleagues when we can but will never be afraid to stand up for our constituents and a better state for all of our citizens. pic.twitter.com/br7kF9LTH9
— David Blount (@SenDavidBlount) January 9, 2020
Former Gov. Bryant visits with President Trump in Texas
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) January 20, 2020