This week on @Issue…
- The 2016 legislative session comes to an end
- Lawmakers make tough decisions to state agency spending as they hammer out the $6.3B budget
- Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves talks about lawmakers passing the “Taxpayer Pay Raise Act”
- Corey Wiggins, of the Hope Institute, talks about cutting state budgets, cutting taxes, and the impact
- Steven Procopio, of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, talks about how lawmakers in Baton Rouge are handling their budget crisis, and offers advice to Mississippi
- MPB’s Paul Boger talks about the final week of the session
- Austin Barbour and Brandon Jones give their analysis
This week on @Issue...
-Governor Bryant comments on H.B. 1523, the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act.
-The bill that calls for expanding the board at the Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport to have more state and regional influence is heading to the governor's desk to sign.
-The fight over the state flag went to federal court this week.
-MPB's Paul Boger talks about a number of bills signed into law.
-Austin Barbour and Brandon Jones talk about the state flag lawsuit and charter schools.
In this episode of @ISSUE... - We discuss H.B. 1523, the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act". Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill this week. It's getting criticism from opponents, and praise from supporters, not only in Mississippi but across the country.
This week on @ISSUE, we discussed: abortion bills, freedom of conscience bill, state flag, education bills, airport board protest.
On this episode of @ISSUE: Heated debate over the bill approved by the House calling for a new regional board at the Jackson International Airport. Geoff Pender, of The Clarion Ledger, talks about his series of stories, “Public Office – Private Gain”, that reveal questionable campaign war chest spending by some current and former lawmakers. Austin Barbour and Brandon Jones discuss the session.
In this episode of @ISSUE: State budget, funding roads and bridge repair, state flag lawsuit, Clergy for Prison Reform, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Mississippi Municipal League. Paul Boger talks about state budget and road and bridge funding. Austin Barbour and Brandon Jones discuss roads and bridges, access to public information, and campaign finance reform.
This week, we take a look at what bills passed the floor of each chamber before this week's deadline. A Mississippi attorney has filed suite against Gov. Phil Bryant to change the state flag, calling it "state sanctioned hate speech". We hear from Gov. Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood on the lawsuit. Mississippi's presidential primary is March 8th, but several states have cast their ballots on Super Tuesday. We keep track of the candidate visits. Austin Barbour and Brandon Jones analyze the race for president.
This week, we talk about bills that lived and died in committee at the deadline to move bills out of committee, the deal between Democrats and Republicans over suspending points of privilege, and the bill designed to protect freedom of conscience from government discrimination. Austin Barbour and Brandon Jones discuss the state's sluggish economy, the state flag controversy, and more.
Issues include: state flag rallies, animal cruelty and remembering Justice Scalia.
This week's issues: special legislative session to make way for new businesses, more on the airport takeover, and reactions to the potential increase of the fuel tax.
This week's issues include: Governor Bryant's fifth State of the State address, supporters of school choice rallying at the capitol, and lawmakers discuss control of Jackson's airport.
Topics include: budget cuts, state flag fight, election challenges, scarlet letter DUI tag