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YP – Mississippi Congressional Campaign Reports Point to Mid-Term Challenges of 2022
So far, midterm attention in Mississippi has focused on the 4th Congressional District, where incumbent Congressman Steven Palazzo is likely to face several primary challengers, as well as potential opponents of the general election in 2022. This is It owes, in large part, to the ongoing ethics investigation that is pending in the US House of Representatives related to the use of campaign funds, leading some to believe that the six-term Republican could be vulnerable. .
Palazzo has currently attracted three Republican rivals along with a libertarian and an independent opponent.
But the southern Mississippi district won’t be the only seat where challengers will line up to face the current incumbent.
YP – Mississippi ranked by CNBC as the most affordable state to live in
The analysis by CNBC shows that the state of Magnolia offers low housing costs, affordable energy, and affordable prices across the board.
“These ten states are where a dollar went the furthest last year, and where prices have been heading in the volatile first half of this year compared to a year ago, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics”Scott Cohn wrote. “The average prices of the selected items are also listed, based on the 2020 average cost of living index by the Council for Economic and Community Research, C2ER.“
YP – US District Judge Reeves Rules on Recovery Plan for MS Department of Mental Health
Both the US Department of Justice and the state of Mississippi negotiated during the period from 2012 to 2015. After these negotiations failed, the US Department of Justice. southern Mississippi in 2016. The State lost this lawsuit in September 2019 after a month-long trial in June 2019 in the court of Judge Carlton Reeves.
The state was forced to enter a redress process after Judge Reeves ruled in September 2019 that Mississippi was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Judge Reeves has now ordered that an independent monitor be established to oversee MississippiThe beleaguered mental health care system.
MSDH COVID-19 Reports
Today, MSDH reports 557 more COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, four deaths, and 37 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities. The states # COVID-19 the totals are now 326,270 cases, 7,460 deaths, and 1,003,825 fully vaccinated people. pic.twitter.com/o27ZriRtsO
– MS Department of Health (@msdh) July 15, 2021
YP – The State Board of Education establishes policies to resume face-to-face education as a primary education modality
The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) approved two policies requiring all school districts to resume in-person instruction as the primary mode of instruction beginning in the 2021-22 school year.
The policies establish requirements for districts that choose to offer a virtual learning option to individual students and establish standards for virtual learning days.
SBE’s action aligns with the requirements of the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which provides money to schools to help safely reopen and maintain safe operations.
As a requirement of ARP, school districts that receive funding develop a plan for safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services. School districts must update His plans at least every six months through September 30, 2023. Districts should seek public input on their plans and take that information into account when reviewing their plans.
YP – PEER Recommends Changes to Mississippi State Parole Board
The Legislative Committee PEER published its latest report entitled A review by the Mississippi State Parole Board.
The Mississippi State Parole Board has sole responsibility for granting, denying, or revoking parole. PEER’s compliance report reviewed the legal policies governing the Parole Board and found several instances of non-compliance.
The report states that in 2019, the State Parole Board set hearing dates within thirty days of an offender’s eligibility for parole for only 53% of offenders who were eligible for parole. While the other 47% of the hearing dates were inopportune, they were not all late.
Governor Reeves: Taxpayer-Funded Abortions Are Wrong
.@POTUSThe Democrats’ budget proposal and spending plans eliminate the Hyde Amendment so their tax money can fund abortion.
Abortion is wrong. Taxpayer-funded abortions are wrong.
– Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) July 15, 2021
YP – Nancy and Zachary New Receive Updated Indictments from Federal Court
Nancy New and Zachary New have received a new indication from a federal grand jury. They were originally charged with money laundering, identity theft and wire fraud in federal court in March.
The new indictment added new charges including four counts of “aggravated identity theft”, there were five already included in the previous indictment. The new federal court indictment will replace the one filed in March.
YP – Hyde-Smith Seeks Recall of Biden BLM Nominee
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi) joined her Republican colleagues on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today in sending President Biden a letter asking him to remove his nominee to head the Office of Land Administration (BLM).
The letter highlights the false and misleading statements made by nominee Tracy Stone-Manning in an affidavit before the Committee. Senators also point to Stone-Manning’s extremist activities that disqualify her from leading the BLM, which manages nearly 250 million acres of federal land and nearly 700 million acres of underground mineral rights.
YP – Wicker blames Biden’s economy for massive inflation
US Senator Roger Wicker, Republican of Mississippi, spoke from the Senate lamenting the effects of inflation on Mississippi residents due to excessive spending by Democrats.
During his speech, Wicker referred to the recently announced 5.4 Percent Consumer Price Index Increase “This represents the largest year-over-year price increase since 2008,” Wicker said. “It’s a tax increase for all American consumers.”
YP – Palazzo Addresses Border Funding Issues at National Security Margin, Supports DHS Law Enforcement
Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) signed a House resolution to show his unwavering support for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Customs Office. and Border Protection (CBP) after Democratic members. Congress called on the federal government to eliminate funding from DHS and its corresponding law enforcement agencies.
Palazzo, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, has been a strong advocate for border patrol agents and other national security law enforcement officials during his tenure in Congress.
Former Meridian City Councilwoman Kim Houston will be a candidate for the state’s 32nd Senate District.
Houston posted his intentions on Facebook Thursday afternoon. The Democrat served two terms on the Meridian City Council and ran unsuccessfully for mayor this year.
Houston will make its formal announcement on Tuesday, July 20, with a series of appearances across the four counties that make up the district.