Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mississippi Today

Fact check: Gov. Phil Bryant’s Neshoba County Fair speech

Gov. Phil Bryant’s Neshoba County Fair speech Thursday was chock full of facts and figures designed to illustrate prosperity under Republican leadership. Mississippi Today reporters, as...

Democratic candidate’s comments about Mexican immigrants causes firestorm

Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi TodayGovernor Phil Bryant gives a speech during the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia Thursday, August 2, 2018. Gov. Phil Bryant accused the...

Under pressure at Neshoba, Cindy Hyde-Smith hits a wall of Chris...

NESHOBA COUNTY FAIR – Cindy Hyde-Smith is plenty familiar with delivering political speeches from the main stage on Founder’s Square. As Mississippi’s agriculture commissioner for...

Senate candidates draw battle lines to boisterous Neshoba crowds

Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi TodayAudience members hold signs as they listen to speeches during the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss. Thursday, August 2,...

At Neshoba County Fair, Reeves and Hood reveal political strategies for...

Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi TodayFairgoers listen to politicians during the Neshoba County Fair Wednesday, August 1, 2018. NESHOBA COUNTY FAIR – A couple of minutes before...

Hyde-Smith, Espy and McDaniel still racking up out-of-state cash for Senate...

Mississippi voters could decide which party enjoys a majority in the U.S. Senate in the anticipated special election runoff in late November. A Mississippi Today...

Gov. Bryant appoints ex-staffer and ‘millennial’ Shad White as state auditor

Mississippi Center for Public PolicyGov. Phil Bryant announced on Friday he would appoint Shad White as the state’s next state auditor. Shad White, 32, a...

Brad Dye did not view office of lieutenant governor as stepping...

Former Lt. Gov. Brad Dye with wife, Donna, in an undated photograph Brad Dye, who died this week, might have been Mississippi’s last lieutenant governor...

GOP lays out Senate race strategy: Paint Baria as a liberal,...

With the primaries officially in the rear view and a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate on the line, Mississippi Republicans have begun rolling out their strategy...

Key state Democrats helped pass 2007 law to ban abortions if...

If President Donald Trump’s new nominee to the United States Supreme Court leads to the reversal of Roe v. Wade, an existing state law...