MSGOP Week in Review
Another productive week has flown by here at the MSGOP. Along with our week in review, we are sharing information on a new magazine coming to Mississippi, a user friendly summary of the Charter School Bill and info on three NRA backed bills that have passed in the State Senate.
Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and Chairman of the Senate Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee, Giles Ward, led the Mississippi Senate to approve three NRA backed bills this week. SB 2212 and SB 2048 will correct problematic terms regarding MS firearms laws and expand the opportunity for hunters with physical disability to use primitive weapons and crossbows. SB 2647 would require reporting of firearm purchase disqualifying mental health records to the national check system. The three Senate Bills will now move to the State House of Representatives and be assigned to a committee for further review.
Lt. Governor Tate Reeves
A new agricultural magazine will soon hit Mississippi newsstands. Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith, showcased the new magazine at the Capitol on Thursday. “Mississippi Agriculture” is free of charge and will be a reference for the state’s food, farms, and commerce. The annual magazine is sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and Commerce. Commissioner Hyde-Smith elaborated on the publication’s contents:
“Mississippi Agriculture gives us the opportunity to show how food gets from the farm to the table from the perspective of those who are responsible for feeding the world’s growing population.” Hyde-Smith added, “The process of taking an agriculture product from the farm to the table is often complex and involves the work of many. From input suppliers to processors and transporters, numerous jobs exist because of agriculture. Twenty-nine percent of Mississippi’s workforce is employed by jobs related to agriculture making it an economic driver across the state in communities, both large and small.” – Commissioner Hyde-Smith
Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith
You can find Mississippi Agriculture at the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, the Mississippi Farmers Market, and the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. You can also view the magazine online at www.msagriculture.com.
Charter School Summary
If you’re looking for a cohesive summary of the Charter School Bill and what happens now that it has passed in the legislature, look no further. You can read Mississippi Center for Public Policies’ comprehensive summary HERE.
Mississippians look forward to more job opportunities as Governor Phil Bryant announced earlier this week that the von Drehle Corporation will be opening a manufacturing plant in Natchez. The opening is expected to bring at least 100 jobs to the historic city. You can read more on it HERE.
The Mississippi Federation for Republican Women held their Capitol Day this past Tuesday. These outstanding ladies in red held a breakfast at the Capitol and a Luncheon at the Mississippi Agricultural Museum. Notable speakers included Governor Phil Bryant, Lt Governor Tate Reeves, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, State Auditor Stacey Pickering, Commissioner of Agriculture Cindy Hyde-Smith, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, and MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef. You can view photos from the event on our FACEBOOK page.
In a recent email we discussed Congressman Palazzo’s support of the Boy Scouts organization. Congressman Palazzo has been an advocate for keeping the Boy Scouts in their traditional format. Click HERE for a recent news story about this issue.
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Mississippi Adequate Education Program
The State Auditor’s Office is unable to certify the MAEP calculation: “This year, I had no choice but to refuse to certify the MAEP calculation based on the lack of reliability and validity of that data. While the numbers that were provided do yield the total amount of the estimate being submitted, the numbers may not be correct.” – State Auditor Stacey Pickering
Read more HERE.
In honor of his dedication to freedom, his leadership and what would be his 102nd birthday, on Thursday, Governor Bryant proclaimed it Ronald Reagan Day in Mississippi.
Mississippi Boys State will now meet at Mississippi State University for the next three years. Mississippi Boys State will be held May 26th-June 1st. For those who attend, Mississippi State will offer 1 credit hour and a $1,000 scholarship to the University. You can learn more about it HERE.
MSGOP On The GO
Governor Phil Bryant will participate in the traditional Dixie National Rodeo parade this weekend. The parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the State Fairgrounds in Jackson. If you would like further information regarding the parade or the Dixie National Rodeo, click HERE.
Governor Bryant trying on a new hat for the rodeo
MSGOP Chairman, Joe Nosef visited the Hancock County Republican Women this week. Chairman Nosef addressed the importance of strengthening the Republican Party.
MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef
Speaker of the House, Philip Gunn, met with a great group of future Mississippi leaders Thursday to discuss how our state government works.
Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn
The Madison County Republican Party is hosting its annual President’s Day Gala on February 18th. Along with our own MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef, Congressman Gregg Harper, Governor Phil Bryant and, keynote, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee are all confirmed to speak. Congresswoman Blackburn sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee, is a native of Laurel and a Mississippi State graduate.
The event will be held at the Hilton on County Line Road with a social hour beginning at 6pm (cash bar) and dinner program at 7pm. Tickets for the evening are $80 each with a table of 10 for $800. For tickets or more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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