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”

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”

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”

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”