MJI is continuing litigation against Lumumba

At the tail end of April, the Mississippi Justice Institute (MJI) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Representative Dana Criswell against the city of Jackson and Mayor Chokwe Lumumba for temporarily banning the open carry of firearms within the capital city. Even though the ban did not last long as the Jackson City Council unanimously … Continue reading “MJI is continuing litigation against Lumumba”

Reeves appoints new commissioners for MDOC, DPS

During his daily press briefing, Governor Tate Reeves announced the appointment of new leaders for two high-profile departments–the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the Department of Public Safety.  You can watch the introduction of both commissioners below and read more about each appointment.   MDOC Governor Reeves introduced Burl Cain as the next commissioner of … Continue reading “Reeves appoints new commissioners for MDOC, DPS”

SOS Watson op-ed + interview on The JT Show

Secretary of State Michael Watson wrote the following op-ed on the importance of voting and how state officials are planning to protect voters amid the COVID-19 pandemic: During these unprecedented times, I am grateful for all of the essential workers and volunteers who are providing access to food, healthcare, and supplies. The COVID-19 global pandemic … Continue reading “SOS Watson op-ed + interview on The JT Show”

Beau Rivage President is getting employees ready for reopening

Mississippi casinos are set to open tomorrow just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, and Beau Rivage President Travis Lunn is getting his employees ready. “We are extremely excited to get back to work, to be able to welcome our team members back,” Lunn said. “We started bringing back team members as long as two … Continue reading “Beau Rivage President is getting employees ready for reopening”

Hosemann is “frustrated” with Reeves

Last Wednesday, the Mississippi Legislature passed a bill that will provide $300 million to the state’s small businesses. A week later, one would think some of that money would have been disbursed by now, but it hasn’t. The problem? Governor Tate Reeves has not yet signed off on the bill. “I guess the most socially … Continue reading “Hosemann is “frustrated” with Reeves”

Chaney speaks on the struggling insurance industry

Coronavirus has brought along with it what will be the largest loss on record for insurers around the globe. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney recently joined The Gallo Show to talk about the struggling insurance industry. “We’ve got a program, but what I’m worried about is the COVID-19 will affect the reinsurance market worldwide,” Chaney … Continue reading “Chaney speaks on the struggling insurance industry”

MDE seeks public input on CARES Act spending

The Mississippi Department of Education wants to hear from you. In a news release, the MDE stated that they are seeking public input to help the state prioritize the use of funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act provides one-time relief funds to respond to the impact … Continue reading “MDE seeks public input on CARES Act spending”

Rep. Huddleston is hopeful for colleges and universities

Representative Mac Huddleston, who is the Chairman of the House Universities and Colleges Committee, is hoping Mississippi colleges and universities will be able to return to in-person classes this fall. “One of things that I am surely looking forward to is getting the students back on campus,” Huddleston said. “If we can’t get the students … Continue reading “Rep. Huddleston is hopeful for colleges and universities”

MGHA’s Gregory is ready for casinos to reopen

With casinos in Mississippi set to open this Thursday, Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association (MGHA) Larry Gregory recently joined The JT Show to talk about what casinos are doing in preparation and how this weekend is a perfect time to reopen. “This is a big day not only for our industry … Continue reading “MGHA’s Gregory is ready for casinos to reopen”

Fifth grader raises $3,000 for the Mississippi Food Network

James Pacelli, who is a fifth grader at Northshore Elementary School in Brandon, recently decided to use his bike to raise money for hungry families in Mississippi. Pacelli found time in between his schoolwork to come up with a plan to ride ten miles and ask people to donate $1 per mile. “I saw it … Continue reading “Fifth grader raises $3,000 for the Mississippi Food Network”

Governor Reeves talks COVID-19, stimulus bill

Governor Tate Reeves joined The Gallo Show on Tuesday morning to talk about the current state of COVID-19 in Mississippi, as well as the unsigned bill that would grant $300 million to the state’s small businesses. Reeves told Paul Gallo that he believes Mississippi avoided a peak and has instead hit a plateau. “We never … Continue reading “Governor Reeves talks COVID-19, stimulus bill”

Ole Miss legend Ben Williams dies at 65

On Monday, Ole Miss football legend “Gentle” Ben Williams died at the age of 65 at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson. In 1971, Williams and James Reed became the first-ever African Americans to sign football scholarships with the Rebels. The school honored the two in 2014 by naming the entrance of the practice facility … Continue reading “Ole Miss legend Ben Williams dies at 65”