HILL: Senator Jones’ response to Common Core concerns loaded with falsehoods.


BY: Senator Angela Hill Recently, my colleague in the Senate, Senator Kenny Wayne Jones, released a statement taking the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition to task for questioning the new Common Core Standards being implemented in Mississippi. He is short on evidence to support his claims and makes several false statements. It boggles my mind that the … Continue reading HILL: Senator Jones’ response to Common Core concerns loaded with falsehoods.

Pender: Permit or not, totin’ a gun OK.


I’ll say it again: House Bill 2, signed into law by the governor, allows a Mississippian, with or without a permit, to strap on a pistol and stroll about in public. That fact appears to now be dawning on some folks, including law enforcement and even some lawmakers who passed the bill, which becomes law … Continue reading Pender: Permit or not, totin’ a gun OK.

Nation taking notice of Mississippi abortion bill going to Governor Bryant’s desk.


Here are a few of the latest stories from around the nation regarding Mississippi lawmakers regulation of abortion clinics. House Bill 1390 would require an attending physician to be OB-GYN certified and have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Of course, Governor Bryant is expected to sign the bill. Look for a great deal of … Continue reading Nation taking notice of Mississippi abortion bill going to Governor Bryant’s desk.

Senator Chris McDaniel introduces bill with hopes of ending Legislative Retirement Plan


I have also introduced Senate Bill 2680.  If passed, it would require the the Public Employees' Retirement System to conduct a thorough and comprehensive study of the Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan (SLRP) to determine the feasibility and cost of closing SLRP to new members and/or giving members the option to withdraw from SLRP.  A detailed … Continue reading Senator Chris McDaniel introduces bill with hopes of ending Legislative Retirement Plan

Salter–Underestimating DuPree is a mistake with caveats


(op-ed) | http://www.gulflive.com: blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-opinion/2011/0....html With many November Republicans voting in local Democratic primaries and second primaries in order to participate in choosing their local officials, there has to be some concern among Democrats that November Republicans voting in the Democratic primary chose DuPree over Luckett with an eye toward Bryant's fortunes in November. Conversely, Republicans … Continue reading Salter–Underestimating DuPree is a mistake with caveats

DuPree campaign needs cash


- Elections - http://www.sunherald.com: http://www.sunherald.com/2011/08/27/3380456/dupree-campai....html With primaries wrapped up after Tuesday’s runoffs, the gubernatorial race is in full swing, with Democratic Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree facing Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant on Nov. 8. DuPree last week received pledges of support from the national Democratic Governors Association, and from his primary-runoff opponent, Bill Luckett. Democratic … Continue reading DuPree campaign needs cash

Minor–History making DuPree win faces a grim Miss. reality


| The Clarion-Ledger | http://www.clarionledger.com: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110826/OPINION/108...ion|p here's no question DuPree's win was good for black pride, but in the real world of politics in present-day Mississippi, black pride is not enough to take you past the winner's finish-line. While difficult for black Mississippians to accept this reality: No African-American can be elected to statewide office … Continue reading Minor–History making DuPree win faces a grim Miss. reality

Mississippi Justices portraits to be unveiled on September 1


Justices to be honored with portraits - Houston Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/news/article/Justices-to-be-honored-...4.php JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Portraits of four former Supreme Court justices are to be unveiled Sept. 1 at the Carroll Gartin Justice Building in Jackson. The portraits are of former chief Justice Lenore L. Prather of Columbus, former Presiding Justice Fred L. Banks Jr. of … Continue reading Mississippi Justices portraits to be unveiled on September 1

DuPree win historic


| The Clarion-Ledger | http://www.clarionledger.com: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110824/NEWS04/1082...toric Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has made history, becoming the first African American in modern history to win a major-party nomination for Mississippi governor. DuPree, 57, who led in the Aug. 2 primary, defeated Clarksdale lawyer and businessman Bill Luckett, 63, in the Democratic runoff Tuesday, snagging 55 percent of … Continue reading DuPree win historic