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”

Governor Reeves Says That Now Is Not The Time To Play The Political Revenge Game

During a daily COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Tate Reeves castigated the Mississippi legislators for blocking his ability to spend the $1.25 billion in federal pandemic relief money. Reeves also challenged the legitimacy of the recently passed bill by citing several statues in the Mississippi Constitution. READ MORE: Reeves, Hosemann Disagree On The Distribution of CARES … Continue reading “Governor Reeves Says That Now Is Not The Time To Play The Political Revenge Game”

Haley Barbour Op-Ed: Governor has authority to spend CARES Act funds

  Written and submitted by Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour:  I have been surprised and disappointed to read reports that some in our legislative branch of state government are trying to disrupt and change how Mississippi has effectively responded to emergency situations for decades. In any emergency, someone has to be in charge, and in … Continue reading “Haley Barbour Op-Ed: Governor has authority to spend CARES Act funds”

Reeves, Hosemann Disagree On The Distribution of CARES Act Funding

Governor Tate Reeves and Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann are at odds on who should have the power to distribute the CARES Act money. The current statute in place allows the governor’s office to distribute any funds Mississippi receives from the federal government in times of emergency, however, Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn … Continue reading “Reeves, Hosemann Disagree On The Distribution of CARES Act Funding”

Lt. Gov. Hosemann Disagrees With Governor Over Control of Relief Funding

The pandemic has impacted all aspects of life in the state and has hit the state’s once-booming economy especially hard. Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann believes that Governor Tate Reeves should be commended on how he has handled the COVID-19 pandemic across the state. However, Hosemann disagrees with the Governor on some of the issues surrounding … Continue reading “Lt. Gov. Hosemann Disagrees With Governor Over Control of Relief Funding”

Dr. Dobbs Considers COVID-19 “More Insidious” Than Past Pandemics

As the state tries to enter into a reopening phase, Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs joined The Gallo Show on Tuesday morning to provide an update on the coronavirus breakout. Dobbs compared the COVID-19 pandemic to past pandemics such as the 1918 flu pandemic, saying that the novel coronavirus is “more insidious.” “Although … Continue reading “Dr. Dobbs Considers COVID-19 “More Insidious” Than Past Pandemics”

MJI, Criswell File Lawsuit Over Jackson Mayor’s Open Carry Suspension

The Mississippi Justice Institute (MJI) has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of State Representative Dana Criswell against the city of Jackson and Mayor Chokwe Lumumba for temporarily banning the open carry of firearms within the capital city. “Mayor Lumumba just simply does not have the authority to come in and override Mississippi statutory law,” … Continue reading “MJI, Criswell File Lawsuit Over Jackson Mayor’s Open Carry Suspension”

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney Addresses Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mississippi Insurance Department Commissioner Mike Chaney joins The JT Show to talk about insurance. Companies across the state of Mississippi are giving refunds and discounts on automobile premiums amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   Chaney penned the following letter to address the impact of COVID-19 on businesses. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney My office continues to get … Continue reading “Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney Addresses Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic”

Attorney General Fitch Talks China Lawsuit

On Wednesday, Attorney General Lynn Fitch announced she is preparing a lawsuit against China, claiming that the communist nation covered up the severity of the novel coronavirus. She joined The Gallo Show on Friday morning to talk more about the case. “Our lawsuit gives Mississippians an opportunity to seek the justice they deserve,” Fitch said. “This could … Continue reading “Attorney General Fitch Talks China Lawsuit”

Gipson: Lumumba “Going Against The Constitution” With Open Carry Suspension

Last Wednesday, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed an executive order temporarily suspending the open carry of firearms within the city of Jackson. It’s up in the air whether the mayor used the ongoing coronavirus pandemic or the city’s high gun crime rate as justification for the order. Nevertheless, Lumumba is receiving backlash for ultimately … Continue reading “Gipson: Lumumba “Going Against The Constitution” With Open Carry Suspension”

Pascagoula Mayor Talks Reopening The Economy

Recently, Pascagoula mayor Dr. Steve Demetropoulos made an appearance on The Gallo Show to provide an update on the approach he is taking amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Demetropoulos, who stepped into the political arena for the first time this past February, is wary on opening the economy too fast. “We want to be thoughtful on … Continue reading “Pascagoula Mayor Talks Reopening The Economy”