Speaker Gunn addresses incomplete FY2021 budget

There are some major budget concerns for fiscal year 2021 due to two separate elements: (1) Governor Tate Reeves decided to veto the education portion of the budget a few weeks ago, and (2) The legislature left Jackson without providing a budget for the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Representative Phillip Gun took a few … Continue reading “Speaker Gunn addresses incomplete FY2021 budget”

Gunn addresses COVID-19 outbreak within the legislature

Yesterday, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs announced that 41 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed within the Mississippi Legislature, and today, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn joined The Gallo Show to talk about the outbreak within the capitol. Hear Gunn talk not only about the coronavirus but about the upcoming school year below.

Speaker Gunn discusses decision to remove the state flag

After the Mississippi Legislature voted to remove the state flag yesterday, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn joined the most recent episode of The Gallo Show to talk about the historical moment. Gunn, who has been a longtime advocate for changing the flag, explains exactly how lawmakers were able to get enough votes, plus how … Continue reading “Speaker Gunn discusses decision to remove the state flag”

Speaker Gunn talks flag change on The Gallo Show

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn joined the conversation on The Gallo Show this morning to talk about the current status of the flag within the Mississippi Legislative Session. Gunn outlines what the process of changing the flag in the legislature would look like, plus provides a brief update on the remaining $900 million in CARES Act … Continue reading “Speaker Gunn talks flag change on The Gallo Show”

Speaker Gunn talks flag change after NCAA postseason ban

In just the last couple days, both the SEC and NCAA have joined forces to pressure the Mississippi Legislature into amending the current state flag or none of the state’s universities will be allowed to host postseason events. “We were beginning to see a wave of negativity against this emblem, but when the NCAA and … Continue reading “Speaker Gunn talks flag change after NCAA postseason ban”

Speaker Gunn: watch for HB 1510 and HB 1559

Today is committee deadline day for the Mississippi Legislature, and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn joined today’s episode of The JT Show to talk about two bills to watch for—House Bill 1510 and House Bill 1559. House Bill 1510, or the Military Family Freedom Act, would make it easier for members of the military … Continue reading “Speaker Gunn: watch for HB 1510 and HB 1559”

Budget projections present lawmakers with massive challenge

Yesterday, State Economist Darrin Webb informed lawmakers that he expects the state of Mississippi to suffer from a $1.2 billion decrease in tax revenue by mid-2021, in comparison to what was projected prior to the pandemic. “What Darrin Webb said is obviously a projection, but nevertheless, it’s the best information we have,” Speaker of the … Continue reading “Budget projections present lawmakers with massive challenge”

Speaker Philip Gunn on COVID-19 Response and Orders

Speaker Philip Gunn joins the conversation by phone to practice safe social-distancing to discuss the reasoning behind the governmental “shelter-in-place” order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you missed his conversation with Dave Hughes(filling in for JT today), you can find it here – Speaker Philip Gunn on COVID-19 Government Orders Speaker Philip Gunn … Continue reading “Speaker Philip Gunn on COVID-19 Response and Orders”

Speaker Philip Gunn on How and Why the Legislature was Suspended

Speaker Philip Gunn joins the conversation by phone(to practice our social distancing) to explain the ins and outs of how and why the Mississippi Legislative session was suspended until April 1st, and what it means going forward. If you missed his conversation with Dave Hughes(filling in for JT), you can find it here –

Speaker Gunn Stops by the SuperTalk Studio

Speaker Philip Gunn(Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives) stops by the SuperTalk Studio to discuss the work being done by the Mississippi House of Representatives during the 2020 Mississippi Legislative Session. If you missed his conversation with Dave Hughes(filling in for JT), you can find it here – Speaker Gunn Stops by the SuperTalk … Continue reading “Speaker Gunn Stops by the SuperTalk Studio”

Rural Broadband Bill Discussion | @TheJTShow

Speaker Philip Gunn and Chairman Jim Beckett stop by the studio to discuss the passage of the Rural Broadband Bill that passed the House yesterday and what they expect to see moving forward with the issue. If you missed their conversation with JT, you can find it here –  

House Speaker wants #MSLeg to take bridge issue seriously

House Speaker Philip Gunn joined us Tuesday on SuperTalk Mississippi for the entire seven o’clock hour. He talked about the situation with our roads and bridges, and how the Mississippi Legislature needs to do something to get these closed bridges reopened. That is likely to involve a special session. But he cautioned his fellow lawmakers … Continue reading “House Speaker wants #MSLeg to take bridge issue seriously”