Governor Reeves, Congressman Guest welcome MS National Guard from D.C.

“Today I had the honor of welcoming home approximately 100 soldiers from the 114th military police company out of Clinton, MS after their mission in Washington D.C.,” the Governor tweeted. “We are extremely grateful for these brave men and women protecting our nation’s Capitol. Thank you for your service!’

Reeves to deliver State of the State Address

On Tuesday, January 26th at 2;30pm, Governor Tate Reeves will deliver his State of the State address. The governor will address the challenges of the past year, and give a vision for the year ahead.

Due to the pandemic, the address will occur outdoors–on the steps of the Capitol–without an audience.

YP – Key MS House leader offers bill to restructure authority over Division of Medicaid

A new bill from the Mississippi House of Representatives, HB 1013 authored by House Ways and Means Chairman Trey Lamar (R) would establish a Medicaid Commission to oversee the Division of Medicaid currently operated under the instruction of the Governor’s office.

The proposed Commission would be made up of seven members. Three would be appointed by the Governor and four by the Lt. Governor initially, with later appointments made with the advice and consent of the state Senate. The Speaker of the House would have the ability to nominate two of the Lt. Governor’s appointees.

This marks a departure from the current circumstance as Medicaid is part of the executive branch with the Executive Director appointed by and reporting to the Governor.

MSDH daily COVID-19 reporting

YP – Wicker Encourages Biden to Unify America

On January 20, my wife Gayle and I joined dozens of other lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol to observe the orderly transfer of power. I had attended multiple inaugurations before, but this year’s occasion was unlike any I had ever seen. The National Mall, which is normally packed with visitors from across America, was closed because of health restrictions. At the same time, more than 25,000 National Guard troops, including several hundred of our Mississippi Guardsmen, were on site to ensure peace and order.

Upon taking the oath of office, Joe Biden became our 46th President. I did not support him as a candidate, but I am praying for him as he leads our country through a difficult period. I appreciated his call for national healing and reconciliation. We should all work to lower the temperature and move forward as one unified nation.

Auditor White working through state agency audits

MS Dept. of Human Services holding Live Sessions

YP – Mississippi leaders mark National Sanctity of Human Life Day

On Friday, Mississippi leaders took to social media to mark the National Sanctity of Human Life Day as proclaimed by former President Donald Trump. Trump issued the proclamation on Monday prior to this last day in office on Wednesday.

“Every human life is a gift to the world,” Trump wrote in the proclamation. “Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God. The Almighty Creator gives unique talents, beautiful dreams, and a great purpose to every person. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonder of human existence and renew our resolve to build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished.”

WLOX – Fmr Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott reflects on Biden inauguration, Capitol violence

Fmr Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott reflects on Biden inauguration, Capitol violence - Part 1

The inauguration of Joe Biden, and a peaceful transfer of power, came just two weeks after protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott joins us with his thoughts on these historic moments.

Watch Part 1 here and Part 2 here.