Gipson: Marijuana becoming an “invasive species” in Mississippi

Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gibson called into The Gallo Show Thursday to respond to a topic discussed on air about Canada’s legalization of pot. Commissioner Gibson breaks some news about hemp seeds detected in Mississippi seed supply.

Bennett: Video Lottery lobby campaigned hard for access to Mississippi

State Rep. Richard Bennett checked into The Gallo Radio Show this morning to talk about Tropical Storm Gordon. But then things got interesting when we asked about the special session/lottery vote. A VLT or Video Lottery Terminal looks like a slot machine, but according to Web Gaming Info: “When you play a video lottery terminal … Continue reading “Bennett: Video Lottery lobby campaigned hard for access to Mississippi”

After @PaulGalloShow: Talking about the next Democratic leaders in Mississippi

Brandon Jones, former Executive Director of the Democrat Trust and currently Campaign Manager for Senate candidate David Baria. We cover lots of ground during the 7 am hour with Brandon. Here’s a condensed version of Tuesday morning’s interview. The entire interview lives here.

Frierson talks internet sales tax and sports betting in Mississippi

The Department of Revenue Commissioner, Herb Frierson joined The Gallo Radio Show on SuperTalk Mississippi to address a couple of controversial issues from internet sales tax collection and distribution to sports betting. The Commissioner also gave year end Fiscal numbers that included revenue growth, surpassing last fiscal year by $179 million dollars, that’s more than … Continue reading “Frierson talks internet sales tax and sports betting in Mississippi”

NCAA deliberations may be concluded before the start of Ole Miss football season

Professor Ronald J. Rychlak is the Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government and Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi. He also serves as  Faculty Athletics Representative, and in that capacity just returned from NCAA Appeals Process hearings in Indianapolis. Here is what he could say about the meeting:

Clock is ticking on contract between UMMC and Blue Cross, Blue Shield

The deadline nears in the standoff between University of Mississippi Medical Center and Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Mississippi. Many policyholders needing the services of the hospital starting Sunday morning at 12:01 am will find out that their insurance is no good there. (The exception is state employees.) Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney gives you an … Continue reading “Clock is ticking on contract between UMMC and Blue Cross, Blue Shield”

Elementary school kids already coding in Mississippi

State Superintendent of Education for Mississippi, Dr. Carey Wright and Pete Smith joined the Gallo Radio Show on SuperTalk Mississippi Wednesday morning to discuss a variety of education issues. Dr. Wright gave updated information on the Task Force meeting happening this week to study “testing requirements” across the state, who’s doing them, who’s being paid … Continue reading “Elementary school kids already coding in Mississippi”

Sports betting could be ‘up and running’ next month

Executive Director of the State’s Gaming Commission, Allen Godfrey joined the GalloShow to give an update on casino’s preparation for sports betting. Godfrey says sports betting could be ready to roll next month. So what will that look like and how much revenue can we expect?

State Rep. wants to examine the books of Mississippi Prison Industries

Chairman of Accountability in the Mississippi House of Representatives, Jerry Turner joined The Gallo Radio Show Thursday morning with insight into the Mississippi Prison Industries financial and leadership problems. Chairman Turner signaled a commitment in effort to examine the books, the management structure and future of the agency. He also is calling on the State … Continue reading “State Rep. wants to examine the books of Mississippi Prison Industries”

UMMC: working “for years” to renegotiate with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi

Kevin Cook, the CEO of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, joined The Gallo Radio Show on SuperTalk Mississippi to talk about the contract negotiations with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi. The current contract has been going on for “28 years” – something unheard of. Cook talks about what happens when the contract runs out … Continue reading “UMMC: working “for years” to renegotiate with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi”

What you need to know about the Blue Cross/Blue Shield & UMMC contract

President and CEO of the Mississippi Hospital Association, Tim Moore joined us on SuperTalk Mississippi Monday morning addressing the pending deadline for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi to accept coverage of patients at University of Mississippi Medical Center. Moore detailed the problems with the existing contract and what the ultimate showdown will mean for the … Continue reading “What you need to know about the Blue Cross/Blue Shield & UMMC contract”

House Speaker wants #MSLeg to take bridge issue seriously

House Speaker Philip Gunn joined us Tuesday on SuperTalk Mississippi for the entire seven o’clock hour. He talked about the situation with our roads and bridges, and how the Mississippi Legislature needs to do something to get these closed bridges reopened. That is likely to involve a special session. But he cautioned his fellow lawmakers … Continue reading “House Speaker wants #MSLeg to take bridge issue seriously”