WDAM – Rally for gun rights outside State Capitol

WLOX – State senator wants to amend the Mississippi constitution

State senator wants to amend the Mississippi constitution

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

WLOX – Interim MDOC commissioner lays out plans to improve prison system

Interim MDOC commissioner lays out plans to improve prison systemIn the meantime, Tommy Taylor, the Mayor of Boyle, was given the interim position.

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.

WCBI – Proposed Senate Bill would bring new changes to Law Enforcement Agencies

WLOX – Coast casinos shattered revenue records in 2019

Coast casinos shattered revenue records in 2019

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

WCBI – Proposal in Mississippi Senate would prevent governing bodies from moving monuments

Former Gov. Bryant visits with President Trump in Texas