WLOX – Rep. Palazzo: Federal fisheries disaster declaration could come by next week

Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo said approval could be coming soon on a federal fisheries disaster declaration for Mississippi. In fact, it could happen as soon as next week.

On May 31, Gov. Phil Bryant made the request in a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross saying such a declaration could help all those negatively impacted by the freshwater intrusion, including fishermen and related businesses, obtain financial assistance.

Palazzo believes minimizing the current damage from the opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway is the first step to dealing with the crisis in the Sound, and the best way to do that is through the disaster declaration.



WXXV – Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith urges funding to help fishermen and businesses

Congressman Thompson seeks legislation to make Coast Guard Academy more diverse

 

Wicker, Hyde-Smith vote to address humanitarian crisis at border

 

CLARION LEDGER – Ahead of debate, half of Mississippi Democrats wants Joe Biden for President

A survey released Tuesday finds former Vice President Joe Biden has a commanding lead over Democratic presidential candidates in Mississippi.

Half of likely Democratic primary voters favor Biden, according to a Millsaps College/Chism Strategies survey.

The survey asked Mississippi Democrats which of the 24 party hopefuls they were supporting or leaning toward.



Only three other candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris — polled above 5 percent, the survey found, and about 21 percent of respondents were undecided.

Gulfport Mayor Hewes backing Taggart for AG

 

WTOK – Mississippi Hospital Association introduces new healthcare proposal

Dem LG candidate, State Rep. Hughes backs MHA plan

 

WTOK – Mississippi fights lawsuit over reliance on mental hospitals

The federal government is putting Mississippi’s mental health system on trial.

Since June 4, a judge has been hearing arguments and testimony that Mississippi puts too many mentally ill people in state hospitals and doesn’t offer enough community-based treatment.

In 2014, the most recent year with figures available, Mississippi had the nation’s highest per capita number of people in government psychiatric hospitals. Mississippi has closed some hospital beds since then.

Watson hosting SOS fundraiser in July featuring Bryant

 

McRae release ad for State Treasurer

 

One more Buck to Jackson

 

WTVA – Changes to Mississippi’s No-Call Law taking effect July 1

Gov. Bryant welcomes Krone to Olive Branch

 

DAILY JOURNAL – Transportation Commissioner candidates disagree over infrastructure funding

Geoffrey Yoste.jpgRepublican candidate Geoffrey Yoste, a contractor in Oxford, told voters at a campaign forum on Monday that the state’s transportation infrastructure is the largest problem the state faces. He said the Department of Transportation must work closely with the state legislature on the issue – even if that means raising the state’s gasoline tax.

All options are on the table,” Yoste said when asked about increasing the gas tax. “Everything’s got to be considered.”

Yoste said the state’s transportation budget has been the same for the past 20 years, and it’s time to increase that budget.

On the other hand, John Caldwell, a former DeSoto County supervisor, told the same Union County group that officials should stop talking about the gas tax and re-evaluate potential infrastructure projects.

Ag Commissioner Gipson: Pass USMCA

 

WXXV – Gulfport Mayor heading to Honolulu for U.S. Conference of Mayors

Greenwood Mayor McAdams wins MML Second VP election