Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Childers critical of Cochran over vote on women-pay bill

JACKSON — Democratic former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers said yesterday that if he’s elected to the Senate, he will support a bill requiring employers to pay women and men the same amount for doing the same jobs. “I have learned to listen to the women in my family, especially concerning family issues. I only have […] [...]

Gov. Bryant sets special election date for Senate District 17

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Politics

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant today issued a Writ of Election, setting Nov. 4 as the special election date to fill the Senate seat left vacant in District 17 with the passing of Senator Terry Brown in early September. “In issuing this order I am ever mindful of the service to the people of Mississippi provided […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Pence chooses Medicaid solution over rhetoric

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, republicans, Tea Party

Most real TEA Partiers know of Mike Pence.   The uncompromising champion of lower taxes, smaller government, and earmark reform, Pence served six terms in Congress, including time as chairman of the hard-core conservative Republican Study Group. He was a member of the TEA Party Caucus, got a 95% grade from the Club for Growth […] [...]

Election panel meets in wake of McDaniel-Cochran dispute

JACKSON — A 51-person panel convened by Mississippi’s Secretary of State plans to examine possible changes to voting and elections practices. At its first meeting yesterday, the panel took up one of the most troublesome issues in the aftermath of the Republican primary fight between U.S. Sen Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel: Who […] [...]

Supreme Court to hear arguments in McDaniel’s election lawsuit Oct. 2

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 2 as a candidate tries to revive a lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran. The high court yesterday released a schedule for the appeal by state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Justices said they will handle the case quickly, as […] [...]

Philip Gunn named vice chair of Southern Legislative Conference

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, government, Mississippi, Politics

Delegates to the 68th Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), the Southern Office of The Council of State Governments, have unanimously elected Speaker Philip Gunn of Mississippi vice chair of the Conference. As vice chair of the SLC, Gunn will assist the chair in executing the activities of the Conference, guide the Conference […] [...]

State budget narratives speak loudly as lawmakers face re-election

JACKSON — Writing a state budget is not only about numbers. It’s also about narrative. With most Mississippi lawmakers seeking re-election in 2015, everyone who helps write the budget, or simply votes for it, will be eager to tell constituents that the spending plan is one of the strongest and most efficient in state history. […] [...]

McDaniel’s camp files notice to appeal dimissal of lawsuit

LAUREL — A tea party-supported candidate is taking the first step to try to revive his lawsuit that challenges his Republican primary loss to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran. Attorneys for state Sen. Chris McDaniel filed a notice of appeal Friday, saying they intend to ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s dismissal of […] [...]

Childers challenges Cochran to debates; Cochran noncommittal

JACKSON — Mississippi voters deserve to hear U.S. Senate candidates debate issues such as the minimum wage and the availability of health care, the Democratic nominee said yesterday. Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers said he’s challenging six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran to debate him four times before the Nov. 4 election — once in each […] [...]

Senate President Pro Tempore Terry Brown dies after cancer treatment

COLUMBUS — Mississippi Senate President Pro Tempore Terry Brown, a longtime lawmaker known for his booming voice and skepticism about government programs, died yesterday after undergoing treatment for lung cancer. He was 64. “Terry was larger than life,” Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said in a statement. “With his quick wit and gift for storytelling, Terry […] [...]

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