YP – Reeves joins Republican Governors in urging confirmation of Judge Barrett to Supreme Court

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is one of the 24 Republican Governors who signed on to a letter to Senators calling for the confirmation of Judge Barrett

Twenty-four Republican governors today released a joint letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer, as well as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, calling for senate confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court.

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YP – September revenue report $67.3 million over estimate

Total revenue collections for the month of September FY 2021 are $67,309,401 or 14.60% above the sine die revenue estimate. Fiscal YTD revenue collections through September 2020 are $131,936,646 or 9.43% above the sine die estimate. Fiscal YTD total revenue collections through September 2020 are $246,960,988 or 19.24% above the prior year’s collections. The FY 2021 Sine Die Revenue Estimate is $5,690,700,000…

…September FY 2021 General Fund collections were $11,757,095 or 2.18% below September FY 2020 actual collections. Sales tax collections for the month of September were below the prior year by $17.9M. Individual income tax collections for the month of September were below the prior year by $24.7M. Corporate income tax collections for the month of September were below the prior year by $3.5M.

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YP – Mississippi’s Senate race not even seen as “potentially competitive” by WaPo

Of the 23 Republican held U.S. Senate seats in play this 2020 election cycle, the Washington Post political analysts at ‘The Fix’ list 12 seats as potentially competitive, with 2 “more likely to flip than not.”

Mississippi’s U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican incumbent Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is not on the list despite Democrat challenger Mike Espy’s best efforts are drawing attention to the race and raising funds from out of state.

WaPo lists Colorado and Arizona’s Republican seats as likely to flip this cycle.

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DAILY JOURNAL – ‘Mississippi’s image is on the ballot’ with state flag design referendum

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State leaders took historic steps this year to retire Mississippi’s divisive state flag, which featured a Confederate battle emblem; in November, voters will get the final say in how the new state flag will look.

Mississippi’s Nov. 3 election will feature three statewide ballot referendums. Ballot measure 3 will ask voters to approve or reject a proposed design for the new state flag. If a majority of voters approve the design, the Mississippi Legislature will then vote to formally adopt it as the new flag. If a majority of voters reject the proposal, a state-sanctioned commission will again design a new flag for voters to either approve or reject.

Either way, voters in November won’t have any mechanism to bring back the former state flag, which was the last in the nation to feature the Confederate battle flag. Instead, voters face the choice of what will replace the now-retired flag.

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