Governor Tate Reeves announced additional social distancing measures for seven counties identified as hotspots within our state to limit transmission around the communities and protect the health of all Mississippians.
Consulting with Dr. Thomas Dobbs and other state health officials, seven counties were identified as localized regions at a higher risk for transmission: Attala, Leake, Scott, Jasper, Neshoba, Newton, and Lauderdale Counties.
MSDH: Coronavirus cases at 9908 with 457 deaths
Today MSDH is reporting 234 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, with 22 new deaths. The total of #coronavirus cases since March 11 is now 9,908, with 457 deaths. See more case details and important preventive steps at https://t.co/QP8mlJ41AN pic.twitter.com/4XZB2FwO8h
— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) May 12, 2020
“Pandemic unemployment assistance payments, pandemic unemployment compensation, and pandemic emergency unemployment compensation authorized under CARES Act are considered unearned income for the purposes of determining a household’s SNAP eligibility and benefit amount.”
Under these rules, those receiving pandemic unemployment benefits will exceed the income threshold for receiving SNAP benefits. Those previously receiving SNAP benefits will have their cases closed upon receipt of federal unemployment benefits as a result of the new guidelines.
#MSSen: Espy comments on SNAP rules
This cruel new rule will be devastating. Some 455,000 Mississippians rely on SNAP every day. We need support from our federal government—not rules that penalize our most vulnerable families and workers. https://t.co/SQK77CoMji
— Mike Espy (@MikeEspyMS) May 12, 2020
The Mississippi Senators are original cosponsors of the COVID-19 Accountability Act, which would authorize the President to impose sanctions on China if it hinders or evades any coronavirus pandemic investigation led by the United States, its allies, or United Nations affiliates.
YP – Hyde-Smith cosponsors bill to increase transparency in cattle pricing
— Yall Politics (@MSyallpolitics) May 12, 2020
Hyde-Smith talks with TVA nominees
Was good to speak with @TVAnews Board of Directors nominees @BethHarwellTN and @ETSUPrez Brian Noland. They will be able to showcase what they can bring to the TVA at their upcoming @EPWGOP hearing. pic.twitter.com/eEaBDiPapJ
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) May 12, 2020
WJTV – Jim Hood: ‘Businesses that are believing these politicians are going to wind up getting themselves sued’
Foster, Barker trade jabs on Twitter
I am so moved with conviction now that you have weighed in. https://t.co/Sx8pHWdwYU
— Toby Barker (@toby_barker) May 13, 2020