YP – MEC releases poll showing more Mississippi voters favor state seal flag

On Wednesday, the Mississippi Economic Council released results from a recent poll by the Tarrance Group showing for the first time a majority of Mississippians favor changing the state flag.
The poll was performed June 16-18, 2020. The results show a significant change in public opinion from just a year ago. Fifty-four percent (54%) of respondents said they would vote against changing the state flag 18 months ago. Now, according to this polling, fifty-five percent (55%) would support changing the state flag.

Reps. Anderson, Williams-Barnes introduce suspension resolution in MS House to change flag

YP – Reeves: If Legislature has votes to suspend rules on flag, veto is pointless

Some legislative leaders have changed their position multiple times in recent days. Right now, they are considering suspending the rules to change the flag. It would take a two-thirds vote. That’s how many it takes to override a veto.
Make no mistake, a vote to change the rules is a vote to change the flag. If they get those votes, a veto would be pointless. That debate would be over, and the flag would change.
Like it or hate it—this is everything I’ve been thinking and praying about for the last few weeks. It’s the best way I can articulate my thoughts. God bless, Mississippi.

YP – All eight Mississippi statewide officials weigh in on whether or not to change the state flag

With numerous businesses, organizations, and individuals speaking out in favor of the change of the Mississippi state flag, below is what Mississippi’s top elected officials have said regarding the situation.

Lt. Gov. Hosemann issues statement on flag

YP – Seven MS House members ”fighting for your voice” on state flag

Seven members of the Mississippi House came together to stand for a public vote on the state flag, not merely a vote by those in the Legislature.
Those state representatives shown below in the video entitled “Fighting for your voice on the Mississippi flag” released today are Dana Criswell, Dan Eubanks, Becky Currie, Steve Hopkins, Chris Brown, Brady Williamson and Bubba Carpenter.

WLBT – After busy day at Capitol, some feel momentum build for flag change: ‘The votes are there’

After busy day at Capitol, some feel momentum build for flag change: ‘The votes are there’ Representative Chris Bell said, “The votes are there so we need to make sure we have enough votes just in case somebody decides to change their mind.”
Senator Derrick Simmons said, “It comes down to the votes and I think we are right where we need to be regarding changing the flag this session.”
Also lobbying with lawmakers for a flag change – the presidents from the states universities, holding closed door meetings with the Speaker of the House and Lieutenant Governor.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED – Lane Kiffin, Other Ole Miss Coaches to Lobby Mississippi Legislature for Change of the State Flag

Various leaders from across Ole Miss and Mississippi State athletics have been outspoken over the past week, pushing for a change in the Mississippi State flag.
It’s now Lane Kiffin’s turn.
As first reported by Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, both Kiffin and Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach are part of a group scheduled to lobby in front of State Legislature on Thursday, pushing for the State of Mississippi to make a change in the flag.

Sen. Wicker supports Scott’s JUSTICE Act

YP – Hyde-Smith decries irresponsible blocking of JUSTICE Act by Senate Democrats

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today decried Senate Democrats’ decision to deny Senate debate on significant police reform legislation, asserting that blocking the bill leaves the nation with “irresponsible demands to defund the police, destruction of public property, and violence.”
Just one week after the introduction of the JUSTICE Act (S.3985), Democrats blocked a procedural vote to begin debate on the bill. The legislation incorporates broad bipartisan reforms to restore public trust by improving community safety through police training reforms and greater law enforcement accountability.

MSDH: Coronavirus deaths top 1000 in state

YP – Cory Wilson confirmed by U.S. Senate to serve on Fifth Circuit

Wednesday morning, Mississippian Cory Wilson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the United States Fifth Circuit by a vote of 52-48. He is the 200th judicial appointment nominated by President Donald Trump to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Wilson replaces Judge E. Grady Jolly on the Court.
President Trump initially nominated Wilson for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District in October 2019 but withdrew that nomination in favor of nominating Wilson for the Fifth Circuit in March 2020 after the nomination of Judge Sul Ozerden ran into political headwinds among both Democrats and Republicans.

YP – Fitch testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee on China

Four MS Banks ranked in World’s Best

MS Senate passes Connectivity Act