YP – Reeves discusses unemployment claims and information for those who need help filing

Reeves said they are working to streamline this process in order to get people their money faster. They’ve been working to automate much of the process and add employees to their roster to help answer calls.

“We are working hard everyday and we are going to make it right,” said Reeves. “I want everybody to know that the money will not be based on when you get through the system but when you lost your job.”

MSDH: Coronavirus cases now at 2260 with 76 deaths – largest increase yet in state with 257 new reports

YP – Speaker Gunn joins Y’all Politics to discuss COVID-19 impact on legislative process

YP – Time to Flatten the Economic Impact Curve

 

YP – Palazzo: Senate Democrats Denying Small Business Relief is Reprehensible

Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked an increase in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. The move comes after a formal request was sent to Congress by Russell T. Vought, Acting Director for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), asking for an increase in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program which was authorized in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.



“Our small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy, and it is imperative we continue supporting our job creators through this pandemic. For Senate Democrats to deny this critical funding to small businesses at a time when it is so desperately needed is reprehensible. As a Certified Public Accountant and a successful small business owner, I know we cannot afford for our small businesses to close. I support increasing the amount of funding for this vital program and urge my colleagues to pass this crucial funding.”

Hyde-Smith: No good reason for Senate Democrats to be playing politics

YP – Wicker Supports New Programs to Help Local Businesses and Municipalities

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today announced his support for new actions being taken by the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department to provide up to $2.3 trillion in financing for businesses, states, counties, and cities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The actions announced today are a direct result of guidance provided to the Federal Reserve and Treasury by Congress in the recently passed coronavirus relief packages.

“These new programs are great news for the millions of Americans who have been experiencing financial hardship through no fault of their own as a result of the coronavirus outbreak,” Wicker said. “Additional federal backing for short-term loans for small and mid-sized businesses alongside targeted relief for municipalities will help companies keep employees on their payrolls and ensure our communities recover once this pandemic ends.”



Hyde-Smith announces $149 Million in CARES Act Funding for Mississippi Institutions of Higher Education

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), who serves on the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, today provided the following figures for CARES Act grants from the U.S. Department of Education to Mississippi postsecondary educational institutions.  Additional information is available in the Education Department’s news release below.  The award of $149.0 million to Mississippi schools, including emergency financial aid to students, represents the first round of funding distributed from the $14.25 billion in the CARES Act for institutions of higher education.

#MSSen: Espy takes issue with Confederate Heritage Month proclamation

CLARION LEDGER – Senate hopeful Mike Espy has raised more than $500,000 so far in 2020, his campaign said

Mike Espy

Mike Espy has raised more than $520,000 this year as the Democrat prepares for a rematch with Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, according to a campaign spokesman.

Spokesman Joe O’Hern said Espy, with nearly $400,000 on hand, is in better financial position now than he was two years ago during the early stages of the 2018 campaign.

Of the $520,000 raised this year, O’Hern said about 7,300 individuals made more than 10,000 contributions, making the average donation about $48. A significant number of donations came from Mississippians, O’Hern said, though the campaign is “definitely garnering national attention.”

WLOX – Statewide burn ban in effect until further notice

Statewide burn ban in effect until further noticeA statewide burn ban is now in effect, with no exemption, until further notice in Mississippi.

Gov. Tate Reeves signed the proclamation at the request and advice of the Mississippi Forestry Commission.



“The COVID-19 pandemic has put significant strain on Mississippi’s Emergency Medical Services professionals, particularly the state’s rural volunteer fire departments,” said Russell Bozeman, MFC state forester.

WJTV – Michael Lasseter named interim exec. director of MS Fair Commission