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POLITICS
Hyde-Smith’s ‘KIDS Act’ aims to expand child protection laws
Steven Gagliano
April 12, 2019
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has introduced legislation to make it illegal to sell a child for any purpose, an expansion of current federal law. The ‘Keeping Infants Domestically Safe (KIDS) Act’ would establish a federal law...
Palazzo reintroduces I-14 expansion bill
Alex Paton
April 12, 2019
Congressman Steven Palazzo joined Representative Brian Babin from Texas to reintroduce a bill to expand I-14. This legislation, also referred to as the “Forts to Ports” bill, will extend the future I-14 interstate highway to...
Wicker, Farm Bureau question FCC broadband coverage map
Steven Gagliano
April 11, 2019
Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker convened the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for a hearing to consider the current state of the nation’s broadband coverage maps and discuss ongoing efforts within...
Mississippi glows purple during Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Alex Paton
April 10, 2019
This week Mississippi is going purple to recognize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Office for Victims of Crime is an agency within the Department of Justice and has declared April 7-13 National Crime Victims’...
State appeals ruling of Senate District 22 lawsuit
Steven Gagliano
April 9, 2019
A ruling that led the redrawing of Senate District 22 is being appealed by the state.  During the final days of the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers agreed to redraw Senate District 22 as a result...
McCarty sworn in as newest Representative
Alex Paton
April 9, 2019
The winner of a recent special election has been sworn into the Mississippi House of Representatives. On Monday, April 8th, Representative Kent McCarty of Lamar County took the oath of office and was sworn in...
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