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Lt. governor candidates both advocate teacher pay raises

Both candidates for Mississippi lieutenant governor say they will push to increase teacher pay and to make the operation of the state Senate more transparent. Democratic state Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford and Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann of Jackson, who are both attorneys, debated Thursday night at the WJTV-TV studio in Jackson. The winner of the Nov. 5 ...

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2 candidates for Mississippi lt. governor set for debate

The two candidates for Mississippi lieutenant governor are taking part in a televised debate. Democrat Jay Hughes of Oxford and Republican Delbert Hosemann of Jackson are competing in the Nov. 5 general election. The 30-minute debate begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on WJTV-TV in Jackson. The current lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, has served two terms and is now the Republican ...

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Hood: Reeves improperly pushed frontage road project

Mississippi Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood released an investigative report Wednesday that says his rival in this year’s governor’s race, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, improperly sought to influence a roadbuilding project near Reeves’ neighborhood. Hood also said Reeves withheld documents, and that the “refusal to produce records has impeded the investigation and prevented a full report on the subject.” ...

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All 8 Mississippi GOP statewide nominees band together to fight Jim Hood

Republican nominees for all eight statewide offices in Mississippi appeared together at a campaign rally Monday, and the nominee for governor, Tate Reeves, predicted that all eight will win this fall. Speaking to standing-room-only crowd of Republicans at a Madison restaurant, Reeves said: “I’ve just got one question for you. Are y’all ready to take the fight to the Democrats ...

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Analysis: Reeves, Hood have played different budget roles

The Mississippi governor’s race this year pits Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who has shaped the state budget-writing process, against Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood, who has brought in some of the money that pays for state government. In the weeks leading to the Nov. 5 general election, voters will hear plenty of back-and-forth between the two candidates about budget ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — What issues will matter most to voters in November?

What issues will matter most to voters when choosing Mississippi’s next governor? Republican nominee Tate Reeves wants to convince voters that his opponent is a tax and spend, anti-Trump liberal. Democratic nominee Jim Hood wants to convince voters that his opponent is a self-serving politician who cares more about corporate cronies than average Mississippians. It’s going to be that kind ...

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Mississippi: Veggie burgers must be clearly labeled

Mississippi is considering new rules that let companies continue to use food-labeling terms such as “veggie burger” and “vegan bacon,” as long as the terms are prominently displayed so consumers understand the products are not meat. The state agriculture department on Thursday proposed new regulations for plant-based products that are sold as alternatives to meat. The regulations came in response ...

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Analysis: Campaign ads bring cute kids and scary politicos

Mississippians could get a reprieve from political advertising now that the rush of the party primaries is over. Starting in about mid-October, though, people who are easily annoyed by political ads will have to keep their TV remotes handy. Voters on Nov. 5 will choose a governor, other statewide and regional officials, state lawmakers and county officials, including sheriffs. Commercial ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Reeves strong in rural counties; reaches out to Waller voters

Interesting tidbits from the Republican primary runoff won by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves by a 54% to 46% margin over former Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller: In 2015, the runoff vote total was 54% of the first primary total. This year that percentage jumped to 87%. The GOP runoff total of nearly 325,000 votes even topped the nearly 290,000 ...

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Mississippi appeals court judge nominated to federal bench

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Cory Wilson is being nominated for a federal judgeship. Wilson joined the 10-member state court in February after being appointed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. Before that, Wilson was a first-term Republican member of the Mississippi House. Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is nominating Wilson to become ...

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