WATSON: Hall’s attack on Governor Bryant’s ObamaCare position a blatant misrepresentation.


BY: Senator Michael Watson--@MichaelWatsonMS It was sad to see in Sunday’s paper former Mississippi Democratic Party executive director turned Clarion Ledger editor Sam Hall attempt to use blatant inaccuracies and misrepresentations to attack Governor Phil Bryant for his strong stand against ObamaCare expansion. In light of the looming and troubled start date for ObamaCare’s insurance … Continue reading WATSON: Hall’s attack on Governor Bryant’s ObamaCare position a blatant misrepresentation.

Senate Conservatives meet with business and education leaders from Metro Area, more meetings planned across state.


The Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC) last week met with over 50 political, business and education leaders from across Madison, Rankin and Hinds County to get feedback on issues facing the state. The group has another series of meetings scheduled in Natchez on September 17 and 18, and in Desoto County later in the year. … Continue reading Senate Conservatives meet with business and education leaders from Metro Area, more meetings planned across state.

WATSON: For Elected Officials who won’t roll up their sleeves– “shame on them”.


BY: Senator Michael Watson--@MichaelWatsonMS In a recent news report published in the Clarion Ledger on education, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves questions the timing of the inquiry into Common Core standards by myself and my colleagues in the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition. One might think based on his comments that bad policy has a statute of … Continue reading WATSON: For Elected Officials who won’t roll up their sleeves– “shame on them”.

PLUNKETT: Senator Watson calls out Daily Journal for bias, they respond by deleting evidence.


BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett (UPDATE: Editor Lloyd Gray claims the loss of data on the specific dates are simply a coincidence and it was due to system problems. A very interesting coincidence, indeed. Believable? You decide. But, unlike the Daily Journal's biased report that started all this mess, I'm at least willing to update … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Senator Watson calls out Daily Journal for bias, they respond by deleting evidence.

Senate Conservative Coalition Policy Chairman Michael Watson criticizes bias at Daily Journal over Common Core


The Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition today released a copy of a Letter to the Editor sent to Daily Journal Editor Lloyd Gray by Senator Michael Watson. In the letter, Watson strongly condemns the Daily Journal’s biased reporting on Common Core, specifically questioning a recent report by Daily Journal writer Chris Kieffer. READ HERE Kieffer writes … Continue reading Senate Conservative Coalition Policy Chairman Michael Watson criticizes bias at Daily Journal over Common Core

Senate Conservatives say Common Core’s race-based standards a case of blatant discrimination.


The Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC) announced today that member legislators plan to take a closer look at the Common Core Curriculum currently being implemented across the state, citing more overreach from the federal government, higher than expected costs, potentially lower overall standards, and the most recent revelation of possible race-based standards in the program … Continue reading Senate Conservatives say Common Core’s race-based standards a case of blatant discrimination.

NEWSOM: Cochran scenario to produce Coast lieutenant governor?


I've heard Republican power brokers are already working on a fairly complicated contingency plan involving multiple appointments that could end with a South Mississippian in the lieutenant governor's office if Cochran steps down before his term ends. Gov. Phil Bryant would appoint Cochran's replacement until an election could be held. Bryant could choose Lt. Gov. … Continue reading NEWSOM: Cochran scenario to produce Coast lieutenant governor?

Legislators to continue port tour today.


The state Senate's Ports and Marine Resources Committee is continuing rounds Thursday to visit coastal ports, committee chairman Sen. Brice Wiggins said. Wednesday the group visited Bienville Port in Hancock County and the state Port of Gulfport. Thursday morning, they will be in Jackson County to tour the Port of Pascagoula. Two members from the … Continue reading Legislators to continue port tour today.

Pender: Unattributed PERS white paper circulating around State Capitol


One highlight of the new white paper is that PERS' 10-year average investment return is 5.4 percent, while its operating "assumption" is 8 percent. This is akin to someone assuming their salary will be $40,000 a year as he spends money, when it's really $30,000. It also states that, under a new standard, PERS is … Continue reading Pender: Unattributed PERS white paper circulating around State Capitol