Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.
Since establishing the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program just over a week ago, Governor Reeves has been working with the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) to administer the grants to small businesses as quickly as possible.
Gov. Reeves pushes back on Jim Hood’s ambulance chasing
Jim Hood said his DC law firm is going to sue Mississippi small businesses—blaming them for the spread of COVID-19—even if you follow the rules. All must be protected from liberal lawyers if acting in good faith. Ambulance chasers. I’d call a special session if legislature asks!
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) May 29, 2020
State Sen. Simmons calls for state flag change
Start with our state flag which is a constant reminder of "deep pain and suffering" for many, despite racial background, then run state government "united" and diverse, representing 38% African Americans in your appointments and staff.
-Peace and Faith https://t.co/6r7eVq6z92
— Sen. Derrick Simmons (@SenDTSimmons) May 31, 2020
The NFIB Research Center released a Small Business Economic Trends Industry report highlighting the construction, manufacturing, retail, and services industries specifically.
“Small businesses in every industry have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to varying degrees and have been responding as best as they can,” said Holly Wade, NFIB Director of Research & Policy Analysis. “It is clear that each of these industries will need help getting back to pre-crisis numbers.”
Petal Mayor Hal Marx told the Hattiesburg American his remarks on social media about Floyd’s death, which occurred after a white police officer kneeled on his neck, “were made in haste and not well-thought out or expressed.”
“I apologize to those who found them to be insensitive, and I apologize to the people of our city,” Marx told the newspaper in an interview Saturday.
#MSSen: Espy condemns Petal mayor
I stand with peaceful protesters in Petal, Mississippi and across the state. They’re doing the right thing the right way. Mayor Marx should be ashamed of himself.https://t.co/eRCyU7Eopi
— Mike Espy (@MikeEspyMS) June 1, 2020
WJTV – Protesters hold peaceful rally in front of Governor’s mansion
MS Today editor justifies vandalism on Ole Miss campus, adding, “When something really awful happens, remember who is to blame”
UM undergrads, grads, faculty, staff, alumni, athletics, foundation, & senior leaders want to move this statue. The politically-appointed, conservative state college board halted the move for bullshit reasons.
When something really awful happens, remember who is to blame. https://t.co/kh6qCrqlh8
— Adam Ganucheau (@GanucheauAdam) May 31, 2020
Congressman Guest calls for law and order to be restored in DC
We continue to see rioting and looting across our nation. In D.C. rioters have set fire to the church of our presidents. This is senseless destruction of a house of worship & a national landmark. Law & order must be restored & those who caused this chaos must be held accountable. https://t.co/J3MnxcnCAv
— Congressman Michael Guest (@RepMichaelGuest) June 1, 2020
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley spent Friday learning more about the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund in a video conference call. He wanted all areas of the state to have the same access to reliable internet.
“The time is now,” said Presley.
He said a bill filed by US Congressmen Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat and Fred Upton, a Republican from Michigan, would speed up the process that awards contracts to bidders.
Sen. Wicker marks successful launch of Space X
Today’s launch of the Demo-2 mission marked a new beginning for U.S. human spaceflight. Congratulations @NASA and @SpaceX on this momentous achievement and best of luck to @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug as they take on this groundbreaking mission! pic.twitter.com/K902qj3wCz
— Senate Commerce (@SenateCommerce) May 30, 2020
MSDH: Coronavirus cases up to 15,501 with 734 deaths
Today MSDH is reporting 272 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, with 11 new deaths. The total of #coronavirus cases since March 11 is now 15,501, with 734 deaths. See more case details and important preventive steps at https://t.co/QP8mlJ41AN pic.twitter.com/U4nL5Gak2B
— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) May 31, 2020