Governor Reeves marks 15th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
“Fifteen years ago today, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Mississippi coast,” Reeves tweeted. “Today, we laid wreaths at memorials in Biloxi, Pass Christian, and Waveland to honor the memory of those lost.”
Fifteen years ago today, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Mississippi coast. Today, we laid wreaths at memorials in Biloxi, Pass Christian, and Waveland to honor the memory of those lost. pic.twitter.com/QzLqezIb9w
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) August 29, 2020
Auditor White talks education data concerns
The @MSStateAuditor has recently released three reports showing our state's education data could be inaccurate or incomplete. Watch this video to see how Auditor @ShadWhite says you can help fix this issue. pic.twitter.com/Y8PjWzbIzq
— OSA (@MSStateAuditor) August 28, 2020
After the resignation of Jarvis Dortch from House District 66, the seat became vacant and available for election. One of the candidates running to fill the spot is Fabian Nelson. The district serves portions of Hinds County.
Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn joins us to talk about the agreement over funding the Dept. of Marine Resources.
Watch the full interview here.
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., today announced $1,808.830.23 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funding to support safety upgrades for fire departments in five Mississippi communities. The grants have been awarded under FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.
“This latest round of FEMA assistance ensures that more of our local fire departments have the tools and training they need to support Mississippi communities,” Wicker said. “Expanded training facilities for firefighters at the Mississippi State Fire Academy, in addition to new fire engines for Greenville and Osyka, will help to save lives and protect property statewide.”
Congressman Thompson calls violence in Portland “red meat” to President Trump’s base
"This is red meat to his base," says @BennieGThompson on President Trump's response to the violence in Portland. "You're the president of the United States. You are the commander in chief. You are not the divider in chief." pic.twitter.com/jIHlCROjW3
— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) August 30, 2020
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves killed a bill but not an idea when he vetoed the Mississippi Correctional Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2020, which would have made more inmates eligible for the possibility of parole.
Advocates for criminal justice changes are still saying Mississippi needs to ease the moral and financial burden of a prison system that is the subject of multiple lawsuits over safety and sanitation and that is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.
The push for change is coming from groups across the political spectrum, including the liberal Poor People’s Campaign and the libertarian Mississippi Center for Public Policy.
MSDH reports on latest COVID-19 cases
Today MSDH is reporting 647 more cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, 14 deaths, and 158 active outbreaks in long-term care facilities. The total of #covid19 cases for the year is now 82,676, with 2,441 deaths. Case details and prevention guidance at https://t.co/QP8mlJ41AN pic.twitter.com/NWs9xyA8lN
— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) August 30, 2020
Mississippi Aquarium opens with Senators, Congressman, state leaders on hand
15 years after #HurricaneKatrina, the opening of the @MS_aquarium is a testament to how far we’ve come. Gayle and I enjoyed celebrating this dream becoming a reality in @CityofGulfport last night. pic.twitter.com/ZJy6k0o23Z
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) August 29, 2020