Senator Wiggins provides an update from the capitol

This morning, Senator Brice Wiggins joined The Gallo Show in order to give an insight on what’s going on at the state capitol. “The first thing that comes to mind is we have to get the governor’s DPS commissioner confirmed, which is our former colleague Sean Tindell,” Wiggins said. “I expect that to come up … Continue reading “Senator Wiggins provides an update from the capitol”

COVID-19 “has thrown cold water” on teacher pay raises

Due to the economic effects of COVID-19, it looks as if pay raises for Mississippi teachers is no longer possible, even after the Senate passed a bill to do just that in January. “I commend them for doing that, but as you know, things have changed a lot since January,” House Speaker Pro Tempore Jason … Continue reading “COVID-19 “has thrown cold water” on teacher pay raises”

Senator Hyde-Smith is all for the SMART Act

A bill in the United States Senate called the State and Municipal Assistance for Recovery and Transition (SMART) Act could provide $500 billion to state, local, and tribal governments, and Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith thinks the bill’s acronym is more than fitting. “It is a smart act, because we continue to hear from our counties, towns, … Continue reading “Senator Hyde-Smith is all for the SMART Act”

Reeves urges funding for workforce development

After signing the bill to allocate $300 million of Mississippi’s CARES Act funding for small business relief, Governor Tate Reeves stated today that he’ll ask lawmakers to use a portion of the state’s remaining $900 million to fund workforce development efforts.  During his daily press briefing, the Governor stated that this effort will assist Mississippians who’ve … Continue reading “Reeves urges funding for workforce development”

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”

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”

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”

Hosemann: healthcare, small businesses, and education are legislature’s priorities

With $300 million of the $1.25 billion granted to the state of Mississippi under the CARES Act already set aside for small businesses, Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann and the rest of the Mississippi Legislature are working towards appropriating the remaining $950 million. On Monday, Hosemann told Dave Hughes of The JT Show that the legislature’s … Continue reading “Hosemann: healthcare, small businesses, and education are legislature’s priorities”

WATCH: Governor Reeves’ Wednesday COVID19 Press Briefing

Governor Tate Reeves held another press briefing Wednesday afternoon to give an update on the current situation of COVID-19 in Mississippi and to discuss the state’s ongoing strategy to flatten the curve. “We are still in the heat of this battle; we are still in the fight,” said Governor Reeves. “We are going to re-open … Continue reading “WATCH: Governor Reeves’ Wednesday COVID19 Press Briefing”

WATCH: Governor Reeves’ Tuesday COVID19 Press Briefing

  Governor Tate Reeves held a press briefing Tuesday afternoon to give an update on the current situation of COVID-19 in Mississippi and discuss the state’s ongoing strategy to flatten the curve. Reeves also addressed his dispute with the State Legislature over control of $1.25B in federal CARES Act relief funding. READ MORE: Legislature to … Continue reading “WATCH: Governor Reeves’ Tuesday COVID19 Press Briefing”

Senator Wiggins Talks About The Ongoing Fight Between the Governor and State Legislature

Senator Brice Wiggins (Mississippi Senate District 52) joins the conversation on the JT Show with guest host Dave Hughes to discuss the ongoing fight between the Governor’s Office and the Mississippi Legislature over the spending of CARES Act funding.   The bill, stripping the Governor of the power to disburse funding from the CARES Act, … Continue reading “Senator Wiggins Talks About The Ongoing Fight Between the Governor and State Legislature”

House Minority Leader Talks About CARES Act Spending Authority

House Minority Leader Rep. Robert Johnson III (District 94) spoke with Paul Gallo on the Gallo Radio Show about the CARES Act funds and the legislature’s decision to reconvene and take the appropriation power away from the Governor. READ MORE: Governor Reeves Says That Now Is Not The Time To Play The Political Revenge Game … Continue reading “House Minority Leader Talks About CARES Act Spending Authority”