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”

Senator Sparks: deliberation is inevitable

On Friday’s episode of The JT Show, Mississippi Senator Daniel Sparks said that deliberation when it comes to appropriating CARES Act funding is simply a product of federal regulations. “When people think if we are moving a little slowly or deliberately, we are trying to hit a moving target, because we had very detailed treasury … Continue reading “Senator Sparks: deliberation is inevitable”

Sen. Joel Carter Joins The JT Show

Senator Joel Carter(Mississippi Senate District – 49) joins the conversation with Gerard Gibert(filling in for JT today) to give his take on the ongoing battle between the Executive and Legislative branches of the Mississippi State Government. If you missed this conversation, you can find it here – Senator Joel Carter Joins The JT Show! Senator … Continue reading “Sen. Joel Carter Joins The JT Show”

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”

Gov. Tate Reeves Joins the Conversation via Video Call on The JT Show

Governor Tate Reeves joins the discussion to give an update on his plans for the continuing response to everything from Murder Hornets to COVID-19. Gov Tate Reeves Joins the #JTShow Posted by SuperTalk Mississippi on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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”

Mississippi Center for Public Policy CEO Jon Pritchett on The JT Show

Jon Pritchett(President/CEO – Mississippi Center for Public Policy) joins the conversation by video call with Dave Hughes(filling in for JT today) to give his take on the current events – from the ongoing fight for Federal funding to Murder Hornets, you’ll want to check out this segment from the show. Mississippi Center for Public Policy … Continue reading “Mississippi Center for Public Policy CEO Jon Pritchett on The JT Show”

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”

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”

Congressman Trent Kelly on Re-Opening the Economy and More

Congressman Trent Kelly(Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District) joins the conversation by phone to discuss the House deciding to put off re-convening, the decisions being made to re-open the economy, and the work he has done to help Mississippi Farmers through Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi Farm Bureau, and “Farm Corps”. If you missed his conversation … Continue reading “Congressman Trent Kelly on Re-Opening the Economy and More”

Mississippi State Engineers Stepping Up to Help Front Line Health Workers

Linkan Bian(Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State University) joins the discussion to explain how Mississippi State’s Engineering program is using their 3D Printers to produce face shields for front line health workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you missed his conversation with Dave Hughes(filling in for JT), you … Continue reading “Mississippi State Engineers Stepping Up to Help Front Line Health Workers”