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”
This morning, Senator Nicole Akins Boyd (District 9) called in to The Gallo Show to talk about Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill’s appointment to the Flag Design Commission, the education bills that got vetoed by Governor Tate Reeves, and more.
On Wednesday night, Governor Tate Reeves vetoed Senate Bill 2123, or the “Mississippi Correctional Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2020.” SB 2123 would have allowed inmates convicted of the least serious crimes after June 30, 1995 to be eligible for parole after serving 25 percent of their sentence or 10 years—whichever comes first. Empower Mississippi, … Continue reading “Empower MS President discusses Gov. Reeves’ decision to veto SB 2123”
Governor Tate Reeves vetoed several bill before Wednesday’s deadline, including the education appropriations bill and two criminal justice reform bills. Check out the video below to hear Senator Daniel Sparks talk about the decisions made by Reeves.
Yesterday afternoon, senators Derrick Simmons and David Blount introduced a resolution that would suspend the rules for consideration and ultimately revive Senate Bill 2446 to change the Mississippi state flag. Governor Tate Reeves, during an appearance on this morning’s episode of The Gallo Show, voiced his opinion on the move made by Simmons, Blount, and … Continue reading “Gov. Reeves responds to senators’ flag move”
Going into the second weekend of casinos being back open, Larry Gregory of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association is quite pleased with the numbers from this past weekend. “We had a great weekend,” Gregory said. “We opened up, or reopened up, at a great time on Memorial Day weekend. I’m happy to report, statewide, … Continue reading “Mississippi casinos brought in $33 million over Memorial Day weekend”
Recently, Governor Tate Reeves introduced Burl Cain as the new commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC). Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs was the chairman of the search committee that was in charge of finding a replacement for Pelicia Hall, who stepped down in January amid a swell of gang violence and murders within the … Continue reading “Flaggs thinks Cain is the “ideal” hire for MDOC”
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”
During his daily press briefing, Governor Tate Reeves announced the appointment of new leaders for two high-profile departments–the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the Department of Public Safety. You can watch the introduction of both commissioners below and read more about each appointment. MDOC Governor Reeves introduced Burl Cain as the next commissioner of … Continue reading “Reeves appoints new commissioners for MDOC, DPS”
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”
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”
Governor Tate Reeves joined The Gallo Show on Tuesday morning to talk about the current state of COVID-19 in Mississippi, as well as the unsigned bill that would grant $300 million to the state’s small businesses. Reeves told Paul Gallo that he believes Mississippi avoided a peak and has instead hit a plateau. “We never … Continue reading “Governor Reeves talks COVID-19, stimulus bill”