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Legislative leaders’ budget work soon going public

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal  The long and winding road that leads to the Legislature’s finally passing a state budget for the upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1, goes public later this week. On Thursday and Friday, the 14-member Legislative Budget Committee, led by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, will hear requests for funding from key agency heads. Speaker Philip ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Waller and Randolph rumored as potential Reeves challengers

Rumors that Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will get a serious primary challenger for governor intensify.   There’s the rumor he can’t beat Attorney General Jim Hood so politicos and money men are looking to recruit a strong challenger who can.    There are rumors of growing concerns by Republican leaders that Democrats could win three races, Governor, Lt. Governor and ...

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Analysis: State symbols don’t have to go on the ballot

Defenders of the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag have a ready-made argument that was handed to them nearly a generation ago by lawmakers who didn’t want to deal with the politically volatile issue of redesigning the banner. It goes like this: The people of Mississippi voted to keep the flag in a statewide election in 2001, and politicians ...

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BOBBY HARRISON: Hosemann could be wild card in scripted race for governor

Most believe the script – as least for the lead actors – already has been written for the 2019 statewide elections. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves of Rankin County in suburban Jackson and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood of Houston in Northeast Mississippi will be the lead candidates for their respective parties for the open gubernatorial seat. There could be ...

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Analysis: Stump speaking not as zippy in political off-year

The Neshoba County Fair can be one of the best places to see old-fashioned political stump speaking in Mississippi. But with no statewide or federal elections in 2017, this was a lackluster year for speeches. The only zingers were delivered in back-to-back appearances last week by two men who might be the top contenders for governor in 2019, should they ...

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Possible gubernatorial candidates highlight Neshoba speakings

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal  Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood of Houston and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, viewed as the leading candidates for governor in 2019, will speak back-to-back Wednesday morning at the annual Neshoba County Fair political speakings in Philadelphia. The annual event attracts journalists and political observers from throughout the state. The political speakings will continue ...

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Analysis: Leaders say reducing state budget meets GOP goal

There has been plenty of hand-wringing about the Mississippi budget the past several months, with Republican Gov. Phil Bryant making multiple rounds of cuts because tax collections fell short of expectations. Many programs face further reductions for the year that begins July 1 under a spending plan set by legislators. Some agency directors are certain to develop heartburn while figuring ...

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Senate passes level education funding

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal The Senate leadership broke with the House on Thursday and opted to fund kindergarten through 12th grade education in the regular session. The House, based on the recommendation of Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, was planning to wait for an anticipated special session to provide funds for the local school districts. Gunn had said it ...

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