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”

Mississippi representatives discuss return to the capitol

The Mississippi State Legislature gaveled in this morning for what appears to be the final time this calendar year. With Sine Die day not being until October 10th, a date that was self-imposed by lawmakers, legislators will have up to 10 days to adjust any CARES Act dollars that were appropriated back in June. However, … Continue reading “Mississippi representatives discuss return to the capitol”

Sen. Horhn discusses final portion of the 2020 session

The Mississippi State Legislature will be gaveling in tomorrow morning for what appears to be the final time this calendar year. With Sine Die day not being until October 10th, a date that was self-imposed by lawmakers, legislators will have up to 10 days to adjust any CARES Act dollars that were appropriated back in … Continue reading “Sen. Horhn discusses final portion of the 2020 session”

Legislature to reconvene this week for final time in 2020

For what (hopefully) appears to be the final time during the 2020 session, the Mississippi State Legislature is set to reconvene this week. According to the state’s two chamber leaders, lawmakers plan to return to Jackson on Thursday with two main priorities: (1) adjust any CARES Act appropriations that were made back in June, and … Continue reading “Legislature to reconvene this week for final time in 2020”

Bordeaux in line to replace Smith as MSGOP chair

With the State Executive Committee planning to meet one week from today in order to select a new GOP chair, both the current chairman, Lucien Smith, and Governor Tate Reeves have endorsed the same candidate—Frank Bordeaux. Bordeaux, who most recently served on the commission responsible for selecting a new state flag, is vice president of … Continue reading “Bordeaux in line to replace Smith as MSGOP chair”

What’s next for SCOTUS after the loss of Justice Ginsburg?

With the unfortunate passing of longtime Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, University of Mississippi Law Professor Ronald Rychlak joined today’s episode of The Gallo Show to talk about where the SCOTUS goes from here. As reported by Fox News, President Trump already has five names in mind, however, the Senate will need a majority vote in … Continue reading “What’s next for SCOTUS after the loss of Justice Ginsburg?”

Sally Doty discusses $65 million going to co-ops

Yesterday,  Staff Director of the Public Utilities Staff Sally Doty announced that 15 Mississippi co-ops will receive funding through the $65 million grant program established by the “COVID-19 Connectivity Act.” Doty, a former Senator who worked on the bill, joined today’s episode of The JT Show to explain the ins and outs of the grant program, including … Continue reading “Sally Doty discusses $65 million going to co-ops”