Senator Melanie Sojourner released today a letter delivered to Governor Phil Bryant on Thursday afternoon in which she requests he veto SB 2161, the bill purported by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves to put an end to Common Core. Sojourner disagrees, saying the legislation doesn’t end the commitment to the standards, but instead has the effect … Continue reading Sen. Melanie Sojourner asks Gov. Bryant to veto SB 2161
This weeks seven top posts are all about the ongoing back and forth over Hinds County Judge Winston Kidd's ruling to halt enforcement of Mississippi's concealed carry law, HB2. The reaction from conservative lawmakers was as similar in message as it was swift. Off the record many conservatives had a simple question: Who the hell … Continue reading #7for7: In a word, Guns.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett A group of eleven state senators announced on Tuesday the formation of the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC). The group will assist conservatives in parsing through the details of approximately 3,000 bills filed each year at the state capitol with the hope of getting good conservative legislation in the spotlight … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Political response to Senate Conservative Coalition proves why it is needed.
Eleven of the 32 Republicans in the Mississippi Senate say they're forming a conservative coalition to help evaluate bills. In announcing their plan Tuesday, they say they're not disgruntled. They also say they're inviting others to join, sending letters today to their fellow senators. "This is about advancing conservative issues. Period. End of game," said … Continue reading Invitations go out to conservatives to join senate coalition to evaluate legislation.