MEMA’s Greg Michel talks COVID-19 relief program, Monday’s earthquake

As the COVID-19 outbreak is worsening across the state and the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues to be inordinately active, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has been nothing short of busy this year. MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel called in to The JT Show today to discuss the COVID-19 emergency relief program that Governor Tate Reeves … Continue reading “MEMA’s Greg Michel talks COVID-19 relief program, Monday’s earthquake”

MML VP and Greenville mayor Simmons discusses CARES Act funding

As $70 million of the CARES Act funding will go to cities and counties across the state, Mississippi Municipal League (MML) vice-president and mayor of Greenville Errick Simmons made an appearance on today’s episode of The JT Show to talk about what that money can do for municipalities.

Sen. Hopson reflects on 2020 session

With the 2020 Mississippi Legislative Session finally coming to a close, Senator Briggs “Bubba” Thompson reflects on the session that seemingly will never end on Thursday’s episode of The Gallo Show. Watch the video below to hear Hopson’s take on the flag change, plus how the CARES Act funding has been used.

Rep. Currie on the flag, CARES Act money

Today, Representative Becky Currie made an appearance on The JT Show to talk about everything and anything that’s going on at the state capitol. From the removal of the state flag to how the legislature is looking to proceed with the $900 million remaining in CARES Act money, you’re not going to want to miss … Continue reading “Rep. Currie on the flag, CARES Act money”

MEC President Waller on CARES Act funding

With $900 million left of the federal funding received under the CARES Act, Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) President Scott Waller joined today’s episode of The Gallo Show to talk about where he would like to see the remaining money go. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic highlighting the obvious need for broadband expansion across the state, … Continue reading “MEC President Waller on CARES Act funding”

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”

Minority Leader Johnson talks disbursement of CARES Act funding

The Mississippi Legislature recently passed a bill that allocated $300 million of the $1.25 billion received as part of the CARES Act to the state’s small businesses. SB 2772 will provide relief to businesses through two separate programs. The first program will use $60 million of the $300 million for direct payments to businesses forced … Continue reading “Minority Leader Johnson talks disbursement of CARES Act funding”

MDE to allocate millions in the coming weeks

Now, that the Mississippi Department of Education has received $169.9 million for K-12 under the CARES Act, Mississippi State Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright and her team have composed an allocation plan. “The department will keep 10 percent. .5 percent for admin and the other 9.5 percent, we are going to use for those districts that … Continue reading “MDE to allocate millions in the coming weeks”

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”

MDE seeks public input on CARES Act spending

The Mississippi Department of Education wants to hear from you. In a news release, the MDE stated that they are seeking public input to help the state prioritize the use of funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act provides one-time relief funds to respond to the impact … Continue reading “MDE seeks public input on CARES Act spending”

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”