BY: B. Keith Plunkett | UCF Staff @Keithplunkett Most agree that it was a mistake when State Representative Bubba Carpenter told a crowd a few days ago that they should beware of Initiative 42 because it gave “a black judge in Hinds County” authority to rewrite education policy. When the comments were reported the denouncements … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Rep. Carpenter’s insensitive comments vocalizes “dog-whistle” politics that political parties and government institutions have been guilty of for decades.
Sponsors of the Term Limits Ballot Initiative will officially kick off the signature gathering drive at the Mississippi State Capitol on Thursday afternoon, July 23. Following the announcement at 2:30 sponsors will meet with volunteers to organize efforts across the state. The initiative has been given the official ballot initiative number 51. It would … Continue reading Mississippi Term Limits Ballot Initiative to launch on Thursday, July 23.
The United Conservatives Fund announced today that it is spearheading a term limits ballot initiative and that it has filed the necessary paperwork with the office of the Mississippi Secretary of State. The initiative must go through a statutory process that also involves the Attorney General before being finally approved and officially announced by the … Continue reading United Conservatives Fund to spearhead push for term limits in Mississippi
BY: Joel McNeece Most people I’ve talked to over the past week seem genuinely delighted to have last week’s elections behind us. That’s an indication of how brutal some of the campaigning was, combined with the frustration and indifference many people feel regarding modern day politics. I, too, am frustrated to go through an election … Continue reading MCNEESE: Mississippi needs real political debate in 2015
Charles “Chuck” Younger and Bobby Patrick are headed to a runoff to decide who will replace the late Terry Brown in the state Senate. Complete but unofficial results show Younger got 41.4 percent of the vote while Patrick received 26 percent in yesterday’s election. The runoff is Nov. 25. Read More
The 13th Annual Hobnob Mississippi will be held on Wednesday, October 29 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Held at the Mississippi Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Hobnob Mississippi is a fun political rally-styled event that features Mississippi's statewide elected officials and candidates for statewide office. The event this year will be held inside due … Continue reading Cochran and Childers both on schedule to speak Wednesday at Hobnob Mississippi 2014.
Evelyn Gandy was the first female elected to statewide office in Mississippi, serving as Treasurer. Today that office is held by Lynn Fitch. Fitch is currently the only female holding a statewide office in the Magnolia State. Mississippi is one of just two states to never elect a female congressman, senator, or governor. A new … Continue reading ‘Ready To Run’ Initiative encourages more Mississippi women to run for public office.
(graphic credit: Kaiser Family Foundation via MPBOnline.org) St. Dominic's president Lester Diamond says Mississippi hospitals are working on a proposal that would include changes to the existing Medicaid program to help convince reluctant state lawmakers to expand it. Diamond says there is a sweet spot that includes conservative changes to Medicaid but still open access … Continue reading MS Hospitals continue pressing for Medicaid expansion.
As chairman of a House Science and Technology Committee panel over the last four years, Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi has been a vocal advocate of U.S. space exploration, calling for the resumption of manned flights. That stand has served his re-election campaign well, too, bringing a pile of cash that helped him stave … Continue reading Chairing Space Subcommittee brings Palazzo campaign cash from out of state PAC’s.
The candidates hoping to replace the vacant District 17 Mississippi Senate are set after the deadline to qualify passed Monday. The four names on the Nov. 4 special election ballot will be Bill "Doc" Canon, Bill Gavin, Bobby Patrick and Chuck Younger. They are vying to fill the one year remaining on the late Terry … Continue reading Candidates for District 17 special election set.