Posts Tagged ‘Bobby Moak’

Holland returns to hospital after surgery to get shunt

PLANTERSVILLE — A longtime state lawmaker was back in a Jackson hospital to have a medical shunt installed to help with drainage from the gallbladder surgery he underwent last week. Democratic Rep. Steve Holland of Plantersville was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson last week after having abdominal pain. The first […] [...]

Session shows divide between Democrats, Republicans

JACKSON — Democrats are starting their third year as the minority party in both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature, and they’re not making life easy for Republicans. The first big House debate of the year was over a welfare drug-testing bill pushed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. The four-hour fight demonstrated that Republicans have enough […] [...]

Groups gather at Capitol to push for teacher pay raise

JACKSON — Public school teachers and education advocates rallied at the Capitol yesterday to push for higher pay and increased state aid to public schools — not a new fight, but one that they hope will have more success this year than it has in the past. The Mississippi Association of Educators, or MAE, the […] [...]

Hosemann pushing for voter ID cards to be issued early

JACKSON — Mississippi’s top elections official says the state should start issuing free voter identification cards in early 2014, months before the first election in which people will be required to show photo IDs at the polls. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said the cards will be available to any voter who lacks a government-issued […] [...]

Legislators eyeing Internet gaming launch in New Jersey

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are watching tomorrow’s launch of Internet gambling in New Jersey. House Gaming Committee Chairman Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, told the Sun Herald that hearings and discussions on Internet gambling are planned during Mississippi’s 2014 legislative session. However, he predicted no action, saying he’d rather let Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware — […] [...]

Nevada takes legal gaming online; how far behind is Mississippi?

A Las Vegas firm this week became the first to launch legal online gaming in the United States, and it likely will have a major impact on casinos in Mississippi and nationwide. The move Tuesday by Ultimate Gaming to offer online poker – in Nevada only, for now – is the first since the federal […] [...]

Burton: No favoritism behind failed budget bill language

by Published: April 10,2011

Tags: Bobby Moak, budget, House Bill 1095, Terry Burton

Last Monday morning, Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, got a text message from Sen. Terry Burton, R-Newton, in which Newton asked Moak to allow the conference report for House Bill 1095 to clear the House, which would have sent it to Gov. Haley Barbour’s desk to await his signature. The text, Moak said, seemed odd […] [...]

Casino worker claims getting second look

Moak hopeful Feinberg appointee has better grasp of industry Casino workers who have had their oil spill claims denied by BP’s Gulf Coast Claims Facility may see their fortunes turn over the next couple of weeks. In November, the Mississippi Business Journal spoke to a casino worker on the Coast who also worked part-time for […] [...]

Casino worker BP claims denied

Restaurant workers faring better In late September, a man who lives on the Coast and works for a casino part-time and for a restaurant part-time went into the BP Claims Facility to submit his claim for lost wages as a result of the oil spill. The man, who spoke to the Mississippi Business Journal on […] [...]

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