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YP Daily Roundup 2/8/19

YP Daily Roundup 2/8/19

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 8, 2019

WTVA – Governor and President see favorable results in poll

A new Mason-Dixon poll shows most Mississippians are pleased with the way the governor and president are doing business.

Gov. Phil Bryant’s job rating has held steady during the past year.

Statewide – 60 percent approve of Bryant’s performance as governor. While 33 percent disapprove, and 7 percent are not sure…

…Although President Trump’s national numbers have been slipping, that’s not the case in Mississippi.

Statewide – 56 percent currently approve of the president’s job performance; while 40 percent disapprove, and 4 percent are not sure.

Congressman Thompson announces hearing on Election Security


MS House Democrats hold criminal justice presser


Speaker Gunn on “School Safety Act”


Lt. Gov. Reeves speaks to Republicans in Jackson County

WTOK – Mississippi considers limiting property owner’s liability

See the source imageMississippi senators are advancing a bill limiting people’s ability to sue property owners for injuries or other problems.

Senate Bill 2901 passed Thursday by a 32-17 vote. It was held for the possibility of more debate.

Its main sponsor, Republican Sen. Josh Harkins of Brandon, is a real estate broker. Senators debated the bill as Realtors were at the state Capitol for a lobbying day.

The bill says a person who owns, leases, operates or manages property could not be held liable for injuries caused by someone else on the property unless there’s proof that the person in charge knew about possible harm and let it happen.

Republican Sen. Brice Wiggins of Pascagoula, who is an attorney, says the changes could hurt crime victims.

Sen. Hyde-Smith lands second subcommittee chairmanship


Lt. Governor Reeves supports heartbeat bill


CLARION LEDGER – #MSLeg: This bill targeted eyesores across Mississippi, had bipartisan support. It still died.

See the source imageNeighbors of blighted properties, meanwhile, have long expressed dismay that not enough is being done to deal with the eyesores, and have often looked to city officials, or legislators, to take the issue seriously.

Tuesday, legislators had a chance to do something about it, and consider a bill that would give municipalities the ability to tackle blight in a more efficient and comprehensive manner through the creation of land banks, an approach already being used in other states.

At no cost to the state, the bill also would have eased access to about $20 million in federal funding.

But Senate Bill 2856, sponsored by Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, never made it out of the Senate Finance Committee.

Sen. Hyde-Smith reintroduces GRIP Act 


Maxwell announces Coast fundraiser for Southern PSC

Gov. Bryant congratulates Commissioner Fisher on award


State Sen. McDaniel says he’s talked to Trump, non-committal on political future

Congressman Guess cosponsors bill prohibiting taxpayer funded abortions


WTOK – House approves bill to ease some criminal penalties

Mississippi House members are supporting a plan to ease penalties on people accused or convicted of crimes.

The House voted 109-4 Thursday to pass House Bill 1352, sending it to the Senate for more work.

Republican Rep. Jason White of West, the bill’s sponsor, says it takes “baby steps” but is still worthwhile.

The measure would expand the state’s drug courts to also handle people with mental illnesses and military veterans. It would stop automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for non-payment of fines or for simple drug possession. White says such penalties make it harder for many struggling people.

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