Gov. Reeves visits Parchman, addresses problems

 

WJTV – Gov. Reeves signs House Bill 1; fully funding 2019 teacher pay raise

Reeves to give first State of the State Address, Democratic Response to be given by House Minority Leader Johnson

 

YP – MS House announces committee assignments – Full rundown

The Mississippi House of Representatives has announced a comprehensive list of committee assignments for the next term.

At first glance, it seemed less changes were made to committee chairmanships in this chamber than the Senate. This could be due to no change being made in Speaker of the House, Philip Gunn.

YP – Speaker Gunn gives House Democrats a seat at the table with Committee assignments

 

CLARION LEDGER – Feeling lucky? Powerball, Mega Millions tickets go on sale in MS next week

Powerball and Mega Millions ticket sales will begin in Mississippi Jan. 30.



Sales of scratch-off lottery tickets in the state began in November and have been brisk. The same is expected of Powerball and Mega Millions ticket sales since Mississippians will no longer have to cross state lines to play.

WDAM – Retired Staff Sgt. awarded Purple Heart

Retired Staff Sgt. awarded Purple HeartRetired Staff Sgt. Robert E. Carter was awarded the Purple Heart after being injured in combat in Iraq in 2009. Mississippi Rep. Steven Palazzo presented the medal to Carter on Thursday.

Carter served in the United States Army for 12 years. He was previously assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, in Schweinfurt, Germany in 2007 and was deployed to Baghdad under the Dagger Brigade in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.



WJTV – ACLU meets with Mississippi lawmakers

Sen. Wicker keeps focus on future workforce

 

Hyde-Smith comments of WOTUS roll back

 

WLOX / WLBT – SNAP recipients receive funding to buy healthier foods

SNAP recipients receive funding to buy healthier foodsSNAP shoppers will buy produce from participating farmer’s markets, produce stands and grocery stores and for each dollar spent they will get an additional dollar on their next purchase, up to $20.00 a day.

Erin Smith is the Double Up Food Bucks MS Director and wrote the grant to get the funding.



“It’s also helping the most needy, the most vulnerable populations. we have children that are, living in Mississippi we don’t realize that they are food insecure. they are hungry,” said Smith. “Low income moms they wanted to be able too give their children more access to fresh fruits and vegetables”.

The statewide program begins in March with 10 locations and will include the Mississippi Delta and the Gulf Coast.

Ag Commissioner Gipson promotes Coliseum improvements