Home » Tag Archives: Politics (page 2)

Tag Archives: Politics

2 Republicans, 3 Dems seek nominations for Miss. governor


JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appears confident of winning his party’s nomination for re-election Tuesday. The Republican is already talking about pushing for tax cuts during a second term, and he’s paying little attention to anyone else running for governor. While opponents say Bryant has failed to pull Mississippi out of persistent poverty, he points to the state’s decreasing ...

Read More »

GOP hopeful Ted Cruz to visit Tupelo, Olive Branch Aug. 11

Ted Cruz

OLIVE BRANCH — Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz will visit two north Mississippi cities this month. The Commercial Appeal reports that the junior senator from Texas has stops scheduled Aug. 11 at restaurants in Tupelo and Olive Branch. The conservative Republican will be at Connie’s Fried Chicken in Tupelo at 9 a.m. and at Sweet Pea’s Table in Olive Branch ...

Read More »

House speaker greeted by flag supporters at Neshoba Fair

A current flag supporter waves her protest sign and a small Mississippi state flag at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., Thursday, July 30, 2015. A small number of protestors made their feelings known as they waves flags and signs in peaceful protest during an address by the Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, who has called for the flag's replacement. The fair is a traditional gathering place for politicians, area residents, business leaders, voters and families. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

PHILADELPHIA — About two dozen people who want to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag held the banner in silent protest Thursday as Republican state House Speaker Philip Gunn spoke at the Neshoba County Fair. The fair is one of the year’s largest political gatherings, and Gunn’s speech was his biggest public appearance since late June, when he ...

Read More »

Chaney campaign contributions reach $448,000

Mike Chaney

By JACK WEATHERLY  Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has decided that being elected to a third term is worth nearly $500,000. Chaney is being challenged by auto body shop owner John Mosley, who has put $158,000 into his campaign coffers from his own pocket as the two Republicans face each other on Aug. 4 in a primary that will decide ...

Read More »

DAVID DALLAS: Mississippi Republicans speak on the GOP presidential candidates


Some of the nation’s best and brightest Republican operatives call Mississippi home. Of course, the biggest of the best and brightest is our former Governor and Yazoo City native, Haley Barbour. The former Chairman of the RNC and successful lobbyist, Barbour knows a thing or two about politics. Barbour says there are “no true frontrunners” in the GOP Primary. He ...

Read More »

Neshoba County Fair speeches happening days before primaries

The fair has its own rituals, of which the carnival rides are small part.

JACKSON — The Neshoba County Fair is a mandatory stop for retail politicking in Mississippi, and this week’s campaign speeches are happening just a few days before party primaries for governor and other offices. Candidates mingle with the sweaty masses of people who gather in hundreds of shotgun-style cabins in the red clay hills outside Philadelphia. Most of the cabins have ...

Read More »

Judge: Mississippi not obligated to fully fund schools


JACKSON — Mississippi legislators are not obligated to fully fund an education budget formula every year, a judge ruled in a lawsuit filed by a former governor. Hinds County Chancery Judge William Singletary’s ruling was signed Tuesday and filed Wednesday in a lawsuit that former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove brought last year on behalf of 21 school districts, including the state’s second-largest district, ...

Read More »

Analysis: State considers other options for failing schools


  When Gov. Phil Bryant approved plans by the Mississippi Department of Education last week to take over the Tunica County school district, it was a familiar process. Mississippi has taken over a district at least 19 times since 1996. Tunica joins Oktibbeha County and North Panola on the list of districts that have been taken over twice. More than ...

Read More »

Chief Anderson apparent winner in Choctaw chief run-off


PHILADELPHIA — Incumbent Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson has won a second term as chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The Neshoba Democrat reports complete, but unofficial, results after the counting of absentee ballots Wednesday showed Anderson with 52 percent of the vote to 48 percent for former chief Beasley Denson. The runoff was Tuesday. Anderson unseated Denson, ...

Read More »