Gunn speaks on legislative priorities heading into 2021

With less than a month until Mississippi lawmakers convene for the 2021 Legislative Session, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn discussed on Monday what the legislature will be prioritizing come January 5. According to Gunn, continuing to phase out the state’s income tax and move towards “a stronger system” will be at the top of … Continue reading “Gunn speaks on legislative priorities heading into 2021”

Mississippi election results certified by state leaders

On Friday morning, Governor Tate Reeves certified victories in the four Mississippi Supreme Court races, solidifying the state’s 2020 General Election results. Congratulations to Chief Justice Randolph, Presiding Justice King, Justice Coleman, and Justice Griffis on your victories this year! We certified the election results this morning. And thank you to @MichaelWatsonMS and @LynnFitchAG for … Continue reading “Mississippi election results certified by state leaders”

Speaker Gunn reflects on Election Day 2020

While Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and the Mississippi State Legislature did not, collectively, get what they wanted with the implementation of a medical marijuana program through Initiative 65, Election Day wasn’t a complete loss for the chamber leader. Check it all out in the video below.

SOS Watson: What to know for Election Day

It’s election day across the United States and polls are now open in Mississippi. Headlined by the presidential election, Mississippians will also vote on a tightly contested U.S. Senate rematch between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy. On top of the political races, people will also have the opportunity to vote on three statewide, ballot measures. … Continue reading “SOS Watson: What to know for Election Day”

Gov. Reeves opens up on decision to appeal ruling on partial vetoes

Recently, Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Tiffany Grove ruled Governor Tate Reeves’ partial vetoes over two budget bills to be unconstitutional, and in response, Reeves has appealed Grove’s verdict to the Mississippi Supreme Court. On Wednesday morning, the first-term governor, in the latest episode of the ongoing saga between Reeves and the state legislature, opened up … Continue reading “Gov. Reeves opens up on decision to appeal ruling on partial vetoes”

Speaker Gunn reflects on conclusion of 2020 session

The 2020 Mississippi Legislative Session, or what’s commonly been coined by lawmakers as the “session that’ll never end,” officially came to a close this past Friday. During the less than 24-hour stay in Jackson, legislators voted to redirect over $69 million in claw back money to hospitals, farmers, landlords, and veterans. Here’s exactly where the … Continue reading “Speaker Gunn reflects on conclusion of 2020 session”

2020 Mississippi Legislative Session bill-by-bill recap

The 2020 Mississippi Legislative Session has officially come to an end as chamber leaders adjourned both the House and Senate Sine Die early Friday morning. Below, you can find a bill-by-bill wrap-up of the most notable pieces of legislation that were passed this year and implemented into law. House Bill 1087 – Prohibition HB 1087 … Continue reading “2020 Mississippi Legislative Session bill-by-bill recap”

Sen. Roger Wicker provides his thoughts on Amy Coney Barrett

Now that President Trump has named Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his choice to be the new high court justice after the unfortunate passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it’s up to the Senate to confirm or deny the president’s nomination. On Thursday’s episode of The JT Show, Senator Roger Wicker provided his opinion on … Continue reading “Sen. Roger Wicker provides his thoughts on Amy Coney Barrett”