First Presidential debate set for tonight
President Donald Trump will meet former Vice President Joe Biden on the debate stage for the first time tonight in Cleveland, Ohio.
The debate begins at 8:00pm CST, and will be streamed across all major networks.
Fox News’ Chris Wallace will moderate the 90 minute debate. Due to COVID-19, attendance in the debate hall will be limited.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves joined President Donald Trump today at the White House to announce testing availability for K-12 teachers.
The Trump Administration is providing maximum flexibility so that rapid point-of-care tests can be administered where they are needed the most.
“This is a game-changer … What this allocation is going to allow for us is, we will have testing available for our K-12 teachers every single day going forward,” Reeves said.
We’re incredibly lucky to have President @realDonaldTrump leading this pandemic response. Our priority has been opening our schools and our economy, and it’s been successful—largely because of strong support from the Trump administration like these game-changing rapid tests. pic.twitter.com/k5yromAcTM
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) September 28, 2020
MSDH daily COVID-19 report
Today MSDH is reporting 190 more cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, 2 deaths, and 124 active outbreaks in long-term care facilities. The total of #covid19 cases for the year is now 97,049, with 2,921 deaths. Case details and prevention guidance at https://t.co/QP8mlJ41AN pic.twitter.com/FY7Tmbmk0w
— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) September 28, 2020
Lawmakers are saying they will be back in Jackson by the end of the week, likely Thursday and Friday, for more work in the 2020 session. Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn have both said it would likely be Thursday before members return.
Hosemann told SuperTalk radio on Monday that they plan to focus on monies that have not yet been allocated.
“We’re looking at things like, the Ag community which has suffered a good bit, our veterans’ homes have had a lot of Coronavirus, they need some help,” said Hosemann.
Over the weekend, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Judge Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on October 31, 2017. Both Mississippi Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith supported her confirmation, as did all Senate Republicans and three Senate Democrats…
…Mississippi officials reacted to the announcement straight down party lines.
YP – AFP campaigns for Barrett confirmation
— Yall Politics (@MSyallpolitics) September 28, 2020
A Mississippi House of Representatives candidate previously charged with cyberstalking is facing another felony charge in Forrest County after being arrested Monday.
David Morgan, 49, was booked into the Forrest County Jail and charged with felony tampering with a witness, according to the Forrest County Jail docket.
Morgan was previously arrested on Aug. 31 by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and charged with cyberstalking. Two days later, a judge set his bond at $30,000 and he bonded out.
Morgan is a candidate to fill the House District 87 seat during a special election on Nov. 3.
Espy talks #MSSen race, Medicaid expansion with Al Sharpton
Expanding Medicaid is not a blue state solution or a red state solution. It is a common sense solution.
We need to act now and protect the quarter of a million Mississippians who are living without quality, affordable health care. pic.twitter.com/YivPFnx9qK
— Mike Espy (@MikeEspyMS) September 28, 2020
Top officials in Mississippi are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to remove some limitations from the state’s absentee voting process amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Secretary of State Michael Watson and Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed court papers Friday, responding to voting-rights groups that represent Mississippi residents with health conditions that could make in-person voting risky because of COVID-19.
Watson and Fitch did not deny that the pandemic is causing health risks. But the two Republicans repeatedly denied other assertions made by attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.