White: Infrastructure “a huge failing on us as state leaders”

State Representative Jason White joined us on The Gallo Radio Show this morning to talk about the legislature and a possible special session. He shared his frustration about not being able to fix the infrastructure issues that face the entire state. And he took aim at the BRIDGE bill which he called “a tremendous power … Continue reading “White: Infrastructure “a huge failing on us as state leaders””

Insurance rates could be based on your Facebook posts

Did you know that your insurance rates could be based on what you post on Facebook? Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney stopped by The Gallo Show on SuperTalk Mississippi Wednesday morning to cover a wide range of topics including an update on flood insurance cost increase, as well as insurance companies gathering data on everyone from … Continue reading “Insurance rates could be based on your Facebook posts”

#AfterTheGalloShow: #MAEP could be passed ‘next session’

State Rep. Mark Baker joined us this morning to talk about a review of the 2018 session – successes and failures. When talking about the MAEP, school funding initiative that failed, Baker said it’s a good idea, but people might just need the legislative break to realize how good the idea is. “Good ideas take … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: #MAEP could be passed ‘next session’”

#AfterTheGalloShow: Andy Gipson wasn’t planning to run for re-election

The new Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson joined us on SuperTalk Mississippi this morning to talk about his appointment. And he broke news about his job as a State Representative: he wasn’t planning on running again, and had already written a letter to his constituents. He was looking for the right time to make the announcement, … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: Andy Gipson wasn’t planning to run for re-election”

#AfterTheGalloShow: Hyde-Smith calls McDaniel ads “laughable”

Cindy Hyde-Smith will be the first woman from Mississippi to hold the office of Senator, after being appointed by Governor Phil Bryant. She joined us on The Gallo Show, on SuperTalk Mississippi, Friday morning to talk about how the appointment came about, and what’s in her future. Including a possible committee appointment. She spent a … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: Hyde-Smith calls McDaniel ads “laughable””

#AfterTheGalloShow: Perception about MAEP is “distorted”

House Chairman of Education, Richard Bennett, joined us on The Gallo Radio Show this morning to talk about a variety of topics. And he talked about the failure of the MAEP rewrite – saying it was due to outside interest and not the educators in the state. Here are some thoughts from Richard Bennett… You … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: Perception about MAEP is “distorted””

#AfterTheGalloShow: Hosemann won’t seek another term as Secretary of State

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann opens up topics such as not seeking another term, looking to what’s next in his political future. I ask him what his answer would be should the Governor call him to accept the open Senate seat in DC. For that answer and more, here’s a sampling of the full interview. … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: Hosemann won’t seek another term as Secretary of State”

#AfterTheGalloShow: Gov. Bryant has tough decision to make

Congressman Steven Palazzo joined us on the program this morning on SuperTalk Mississippi to talk about what’s going on in Washington, DC and we talked about the tough decision ahead of Governor Phil Bryant – choosing an interim replacement for retiring Senator Thad Cochran. Cochran is on the Senate Appropriations Committee – a powerful position … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: Gov. Bryant has tough decision to make”

Holland: BRIDGE is “the most heinous bill”

Representative Steve Holland doesn’t pull any punches when he comes on The Gallo Radio Show, and today was no exception. We talked about education funding and a possible special session. He has some thoughts about what should happen before any special session. And Rep. Holland had a LOT to say about the BRIDGE bill. Hear the … Continue reading “Holland: BRIDGE is “the most heinous bill””

Highway Commissioner says BRIDGE Act puts politics into the roads

Central Highway Commissioner Dick Hall joined The Gallo Show during the final hour to blast the Lieutenant Governor’s “Bridge Act” and how harmful it would be to the long term progress of Mississippi’s highway system. To listen to the entire interview, click here.  

#AfterTheGalloShow: Accountability in the Education Funding Formula

The new Education Chairman in the House, Richard Bennett, joined us for the first time on the heels of a Senate Committee deadline to release the MAEP rewrite to the floor. We covered a range of educational topics from vouchers to funding. I also asked Chairman Bennett about the latest rumors that Speaker of the … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: Accountability in the Education Funding Formula”

#AfterTheGalloShow: The status of the ‘reverse auction’ bill

Senator John Polk covered several topics. First was the Reverse Auction bill that is now in the Senate. This bill would mandate that State Government use (in most cases) as of January 1st this year, a reverse auction process in procurement. He did say that government entities that use this method did not necessarily have … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: The status of the ‘reverse auction’ bill”