By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Republican Gov. Phil Bryant told Neshoba County fairgoers Thursday that Mississippi is not receiving the credit it deserves for progress, particularly in the areas of education and economic development. Strolling around the Founders Square Pavilion stage, eschewing the traditional podium, Bryant held up an award the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo, tasked with electing Republicans to the Senate, urged Neshoba County fairgoers Thursday to unite behind presidential candidate Donald Trump. He told the largely Republican crowd at the historic political speakings that at the American Legion Post 49 where he eats […]

By Adam Ganucheau Mississippi Today PHILADELPHIA – Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch announced a ballot initiative Thursday to amend the Mississippi Constitution to include a requirement to balance the state budget. Fitch, speaking at the Neshoba County Fair, cited concerns over the current fiscal year’s budget, which numerous state officials – both Republican and Democrat – […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau PHILADELPHIA – Attorney General Jim Hood criticized the Legislature for focusing on social issues and providing large corporate tax breaks instead of passing programs to help Mississippians, such as free community college for all students. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves defended those tax cuts and accused Hood, Mississippi’s lone […]

By Kathleen Hennessey and Calvin Woodward Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – It’s her party now. Democrats’ historic handoff to Hillary Clinton has arrived with affection from one ex-president and an endorsement from an outgoing one. But it’s also come with a warning: That last glass ceiling isn’t shattered yet and Republican Donald Trump is a formidable […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The floor was covered in balloons, the arena crowds were mostly gone and Tupelo dentist Ed Holliday stood almost alone, living a moment he’s imagined since childhood. Holliday was among Mississippi’s 40 state delegates in attendance at the Republican National Convention last week. Held in Cleveland, GOP delegates […]

By Adam Ganucheau and R.L. Nave Mississippi Today PHILADELPHIA – Several thousand people gathered at the Neshoba County Fair on Tuesday to hear Donald Trump Jr. speak about his father’s candidacy for president. Trump spoke for about five minutes, referring to his father’s position on several issues and expressing his appreciation for Mississippi’s support. Donald […]

By Kathleen Hennessey and Calvin Woodward Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – A glass ceiling is shattering at the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton ascends to the presidential nomination with Tuesday’s roll call of the states, making her the first woman to lead a major party into a White House race. Clinton’s campaign hoped to use […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The 2016 legislative session moved a group of passionate parents from all over the state to form a pro-public education political action committee. The nonpartisan group, Mississippi Public Education PAC, plans to push for the election of legislators who support public education as well as legislative support […]