The new Education Chairman in the House, Richard Bennett, joined us for the first time on the heels of a Senate Committee deadline to release the MAEP rewrite to the floor. We covered a range of educational topics from vouchers to funding. I also asked Chairman Bennett about the latest rumors that Speaker of the … Continue reading “#AfterTheGalloShow: Accountability in the Education Funding Formula”
Rep. Tom Miles successfully pushed a bill through the House for public schools to drop “Exit Test” requirements for students. We invited the State’s Superintendent of Education, Dr. Carey Wright, to explain the reason the Deptartment of Education is against this. If you haven’t heard the reasoning behind this…it may surprise you. Pete Smith from … Continue reading “Dr. Wright: There are no ‘exit’ exams in Mississippi public schools”
If you’re a criminal in the Capital City, you’ve heard the buzz on the streets to watch out for the “law.” US Attorney Mike Hurst says Project Eject that’s only two months old, has already prosecuted 24 bad guys and they are just beginning. The new US Attorney also made news by revealing that ICE … Continue reading “US Attorney: I.C.E. ‘aggressively active’ in Mississippi”
House Ways & Means Chairman, Jeff Smith broke some news on The Gallo Radio Show this morning that an economic bill moving through the House is for a rather large aerospace company that could produce 4,000 jobs if Mississippi is selected. Here’s what he said about the timetable of the decision.
Representative Charles Busby is the Chairman of the Transportation Committee and he hinted at a possible increase in the gas tax – money that would go for much-needed bridge and road repair in the state of Mississippi.
State Senator Angela Hill was in the house this morning and has a novel idea for funding education… including one that would bring education leaders’ salaries in line with the Governor’s.
Former state representative Chuck Espy was a longtime advocate of charter schools in the Legislature. Now as the newly elected Mayor of Clarksdale, Espy says he’s 100% against charters. The mayor says he is receiving numerous speaking invitations across the state from groups who want to hear his reasoning. That convoluted reasoning is that charters … Continue reading “Clarksdale Mayor changes position, says charter schools have a ‘stench’”
Governor Phil Bryant joined us this morning on The Gallo Radio show to talk about President Trump’s visit to Mississippi for our Bicentennial celebration. He shared what it was like behind the scenes, and his thoughts about the people who were protesting the President’s visit to the new museums.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves joined The Gallo Show this morning. The main topic was the proposed budget that suggested a decrease in total funding of about $1.3 million over fiscal 2018. On this clip, the Lieutenant Governor had some interesting things to say about the financial state of affairs the Democrats left his new office … Continue reading “Reeves: Democrats ‘rob Peter to pay Paul’”
Brig. Gen. Clint Walker is the head of the Mississippi National Guard. He joined us on The Gallo Radio Show this morning to talk about next year’s deployment of more than 4,000 troops. Many of them have had 2-3 deployments before.
There’s a dangerous new drug making the rounds. A synthetic fentanyl that is 100 times more powerful than morphine. MBN Director John Dowdy talked to us about the deadly effects this morning on the show.
US Senator Thad Cochran has been in the national spotlight due to his illness and absence from the Senate. Chief of Staff Brad White joined Paul Gallo this morning and had some choice words for Cochran’s detractors.