YP – Reeves instructs how you can help during the pandemic and spring storms

Governor Tate Reeves hosted his daily press conference on Wednesday to discuss the ways in which people can lend a helping hand during the COVID-19 pandemic and string of devastating tornados the state has faced.

“Mississippians have faced historic flooding, historic tornadoes, a historic pandemic, and a historic surge in unemployment in the last 100 days. Many are asking how they can help. Today, during this COVID-19 briefing, we will identify one way. Stay safe and God bless,” said Reeves…

…Reeves announced there are ways you can help. A fund that will go directly to those impacted by coronavirus and spring storms is called The Mississippi Community Response and Recovery fund through the Community Foundation for Mississippi. The goal is to quickly pledge resources to areas that have been the hardest areas.If you would like to donate please visit: formississippi.org and click on “Response and Recovery Donate Now.” 

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WLOX – Shelter-in-place order not likely to be extended in its entirety, says Gov. Reeves

Shelter-in-place order not likely to be extended in its entirety, says Gov. ReevesGovernor Tate Reeves said Wednesday it is not likely that he’ll extend the shelter-in-place order in its entirety.

Instead, expect more restrictions to be loosened in a similar way that we saw this week with the extension.

Reeves doesn’t have a one size fits all answer for what re-opening the state’s economy will look like.

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Congressman Thompson comments on MDES

YP – Small businesses still hurting after first round of PPP loans dry up

Louisianna and Mississippi State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Dawn Starns talks with Y’all Politics about how small businesses are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

YP – Mississippi AG Fitch, Congressman Palazzo seek to hold China legally accountable for coronavirus

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch announced today in a release that she is preparing to file a lawsuit against China to hold the Communist nation “accountable for the malicious and dangerous acts that caused death, health injuries, and serious economic loss from the COVID-19 crisis.”

“Too many Mississippians have suffered as a result of China’s cover-up,” said Attorney General Fitch. “They must not be allowed to act with impunity. Mississippians deserve justice and I will seek that in court.”

General Fitch’s case will seek damages under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) and is similar to a case filed earlier this week by the State of Missouri.

YP – U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy hoping Postal Service delivers for his campaign

Mike Espy, the Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, has launched a new campaign aimed at saving the United States Postal Service, or so it seems.

In a tweet Tuesday evening, Espy said millions of Americans are relying on the U.S. Postal Service during this pandemic but it may run out of cash by summer.

“It’s on us to pressure leaders in Washington,” Espy tweeted, before asking readers to add their name to a petition to demand the federal government “save the postal service.”

YP – Mississippi recognized as One of Top States for High-Quality Pre-K

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) recognized Mississippi in its latest report on pre-K quality as one of only four states whose publicly funded pre-K program meets all 10 of NIEER’s new quality standards for early childhood education.

The latest ranking is published in the NIEER report, The State of Preschool 2019. The annual report tracks state-funded preschool access, resources and quality.

NIEER evaluated Mississippi’s Early Learning Collaborative (ELC) programs, which are partnerships among school districts, Head Start agencies, child care centers, and non-profit organizations.

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