Former gubernatorial candidate Foster to back Reeves

 

Waller declines interview with Gallo

Former gubernatorial candidate Bill Waller Jr. declined to appear on SuperTalk’s Paul Gallo Show, Gallo told his audience early Friday morning.  Waller has yet to offer his support to MSGOP nominee Tate Reeves following the Republican primary run-off.

Robert Foster, also a former gubernatorial candidate who endorsed Waller in the Republican primary run-off, is set to talk with Gallo about his support of Reeves over Democrat Jim Hood this morning during the morning radio show.

Will Republicans crossover to support Hood over Reeves for Governor in the General Election?  At least one sign of it here…

 

THE DISPATCH – Gunn doubles down on call to change state flag

Philip Gunn

During his appearance at Tuesday’s Columbus Rotary Club, Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn devoted his time to discussing the 2019 legislative session, which ended almost five months ago…



…”I’m certainly not insensitive to the history and heritage of our state,” Gunn said Tuesday at Lion Hills Center. “I have to believe my great-great grandfather was actively involved in the effort to secede, that he supported that decision and fought hard for it. My history is just as strong as anyone’s, but at some point we have to do what’s best for all of us, not what’s best for the individual.”…

…”For a variety of reasons, we are better off without the current flag,” he said. “It’s a divisive issue for our state. The flag is the banner under which groups of people are united. It represents what the group believes and stands for. Even pirates had flags — the skull and crossbones. It said rape and pillage. What does our flag say about us?”…

…Gunn said that while he still believes putting the matter to a vote of the people is the preferred method of changing the flag, he is wary.

“It’s been almost 20 years since we voted on the flag and you know the result (voters opted by a 2-to-1 margin to keep it as is),” Gunn said. “How much have we changed since then? From what I’ve seen, people in the cities and business people want to change the flag. I haven’t met a single economic developer who supports keeping the flag. But in the rural areas, it’s a different story. It really does seem like it’s 50-50 to me.

“That’s the problem. If you do have a vote and it fails, it’s probably another 20 years before you could take to a vote again,” he added. “You have better be sure you have the votes. I’m not sure we’re there yet.”

 

Future Now USA backing Democratic MS Legislative candidates saying, “The people of MS are suffering”

 

Mississippi sees 50,000 Mississippians leave food stamp rolls

 

NEWSMS – The Mississippi 2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday runs through Sunday!

If you’re getting ready for hunting season, through Sunday, you can save during Mississippi’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday.



The 2019 Mississippi’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday takes place between 12:01 A.M. Friday, August 30, 2019 and 12:00 Midnight Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Senators Wicker and Hyde-Smith, Congressman Palazzo host USDOT Secretary Chao at Coastal Transportation Summit

 

USDOT Secretary Chao announces $21 million transportation grant for Mississippi

 

Hyde-Smith backs Wilson nomination to US District Court

 

Congressman Thompson says funding shift could have deadly consequences