Reeves, Fitch pause to pray for Legal Protection of the Unborn

 

MS SOS: Absentee voting starts Monday for March Primary

 

YP – Fitch joins other Republican AGs to rebuke Impeachment

 

WLOX / WLBT – Another attempt to scrap Mississippi U.S. History exam is in the works

Another attempt to scrap Mississippi U.S. History exam is in the worksRep. Tom Miles has made those public outcries part of the conversation at the Capitol in recent years.

“The students don’t want it, the principals don’t want it,” said Miles. “But Mississippi Department of Education seems to think they know better than teachers that are already in the classroom everyday.”

Miles is referring to the testing task force that was formed. They polled teachers to find out if they thought the U.S. History test should stay as a graduation requirement.

YP – Speaker Gunn names Dellinger COS

 

DESOTO TIMES – DeSoto County declares a Second Amendment ‘Safe Haven’

Steve Gay

DeSoto County supervisors have gone on record in support of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the legal possession and ownership of firearms. Supervisors at the morning portion of its Tuesday, Jan. 21 meeting, declared the county to be a Second Amendment “Safe Haven” county to protect citizens’ rights to keep and bear arms.

Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution that initially declared the county to be a “sanctuary county.” However the wording was changed to “safe haven county” due to an perceived belief that by calling the county a sanctuary, it would be construed to mean the county would be harboring illegal aliens.

Congressmen Palazzo, Kelly get an A pro-life rating

 

YP – MS-01 Democrat candidate calls for reparations

 

CLARION LEDGER – Ole Miss students want to move Confederate monument. Here’s how lawmakers could stop them.

This Feb. 23, 2019 photo shows the Confederate soldier monument at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. The University of Mississippi's leader says he agrees that a Confederate monument should be shifted from its current spot on campus. Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks said in a Thursday, March 21, 2019, statement that he is consulting with historic preservation officials on relocating the statue.

A Republican lawmaker has filed a bill that would strip the Institutions of Higher Learning of its power to move the monument.

The IHL board was scheduled to potentially vote on the issue earlier this month, but pulled the issue from its agenda.

Whether to remove the monument might eventually become a moot point if the college board keeps punting.

WLOX – Future of passenger rail service in South Miss. raises concerns in Alabama

Future of passenger rail service in South Miss. raises concerns in AlabamaAfter Mobile’s financial committee withheld its support to fund the restart of the Amtrak rail service, the future of the railway for Mississippi and Louisiana is now up in the air.

Both states have already approved funding for the rail service with Louisiana already committing $10 million and Mississippi committing $15 million.

Alabama’s Gov. Kay Ivey isn’t supporting the project, and the city of Mobile is being asked to commit as much as $3 million. This is a price that gets even steeper when you consider the fact that both city leaders and port officials have expressed concern about the project.

MADISON COUNTY JOURNAL – Supes hire Butler Snow for $150K to lobby

The Butler Snow law firm has been hired by Madison County supervisors to lobby on their behalf in Washington, D.C.

The Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve a contract that will pay Butler Snow $150,000 in 2020, or roughly $12,500 a month to provide advice to the county, represent the county before appropriate legislative and executive bodies and provide related legislative monitoring services for possible grants related to infrastructure projects.

Attorney Don Clark, speaking on behalf of Butler Snow, said the proposed deal approved by the board was borne out of meeting he had with board president Gerald Steen last year.

WDAM – Marion County residents express concerns about Columbia annexation

Marion County residents express concerns about Columbia annexationMore than a dozen Marion County residents attended a hearing this morning to oppose the annexation of county sections by the city of Columbia.

“If somebody wanted to live in the city they would have, if somebody wanted to live out of the city they would have chosen too,” said Marion County resident Mark Motley.

Two years ago, the city of Columbia started an annexation study in an effort to grow the city’s revenue.

An annexation plan was passed by the Columbia Board of Aldermen in August of 2019