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    Then-Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves announces his candidacy for governor during a news conference at the state GOP headquarters in 2019 in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves may not have decided to go on CNN’s “State of the Union” this Sunday to embarrass himself, but his mouth seemed to have had other plans. Journalist Jake Tapper said on the show that...
    (CNN)Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday stood by his state's response to the coronavirus pandemic, despite having the highest number of deaths per capita from the virus and no statewide vaccine or masking mandate.Asked by CNN 's Jake Tapper why his state mandates vaccinations for other diseases but does not approve of ordering or legislating a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for...
    CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on his response to the continued spread of coronavirus in his state. Reeves made a Sunday morning appearance on “State of the Union,” and Tapper repeatedly confronted the Mississippi governor over his objections to President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. (RELATED: ‘I Don’t Think Scolding Is The Approach’: Jake Tapper Says Biden...
    President BidenJoe BidenHouse panel advances 8B defense bill Democrats defeat GOP effort to declare 'lost confidence' in Biden after Afghanistan withdrawal House committee moves to block private funds for National Guard deployments MORE said on Thursday his administration would help those impacted by Hurricane Ida, outlining his response ahead of his trip to Louisiana to survey the storm’s damage.  “My message to...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A leading anti-abortion group has picked South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster as its first gubernatorial endorsement in next year’s elections, part of a broader strategy to seed top state jobs with abortion opponents as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to give states more power over the issue. On Wednesday, officials from the Susan B. Anthony...
                        Both Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined separate amicus curiae briefs with other governors and attorneys general in an abortion case out of Missouri that would gut Roe v. Wade by banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Ducey joined 11 other...
    Mississippi’s surge in new coronavirus cases primarily due to the Delta variant is hitting unvaccinated populations hardest, the state’s governor said during a press conference Wednesday. The state, which this week also reported seven children in the intensive care unit, including two on life support due to COVID-19, is grappling with low vaccination uptake.  "Let me be clear, there is...
    More On: medical marijuana Alabama Legislature drops resistance, OKs medical marijuana New York doctors can soon prescribe joints to medical marijuana patients Weed in the Garden State: Gov. Murphy officially legalizes marijuana in NJ High and rising: Tilray stock surges for second day after cannabis deal JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants legislators to put...
    Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves blasted President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan on Sunday, describing it as “more like the Green New Deal than … an infrastructure plan.” Reeves said the plan looked like a $2 trillion tax hike and predicted it would cause “significant challenges” for the economy while appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Jake...
    Tennessee has become the third state to pass a bill keeping school sports separated based on sex at birth. The state followed in the footsteps of Mississippi and Arkansas in enacting legislation that supporters argue will protect women's sports. Republican Gov. Bill Lee previously claimed that transgender athlete participation would "destroy women’s sports." He signed the bill on Friday....
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, R., pushed back against President Biden’s executive order calling on schools to allow students to participate in sports under their chosen gender, telling "America Reports" legislators made a "smart, well-intentioned decision" by passing the Mississippi Fairness Act. TATE REEVES: "The reason this was necessary is because President Biden and his march to the left, in one of his first...
    Mississippi Republican Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill on Thursday banning transgender athletes from girls' or women's teams in competitive sports. Reeves, who has three daughters who play sports, claimed that Mississippi's bill would 'protect young girls from being forced to compete with biological males for athletic opportunities'. 'I never imagined dealing with this, but POTUS left us no choice,'...
    On Thursday, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) signed a bill that restricts transgender athletes to only competing in sports that correspond to their birth gender. Mississippi’s SB 2536 will go into effect on July 1, the Associated Press reported. The Magnolia State becomes the second state to ban transgender athletes from competing against natural-born girls after Iowa passed its law...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey is easing more of the state’s coronavirus restrictions. Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that restaurants and other businesses can now operate at a 50% indoor capacity beginning Friday, March 19. The other businesses that can increase indoor capacity to 50% include recreational and amusement parks, gyms and fitness clubs, barbershops, salons and other personal...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper pressed Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on whether the 2020 presidential election was “free and fair” during a Sunday morning “State of the Union” interview. Calling former President Donald Trump’s contention that the election was stolen a “false and dangerous lie,” Tapper asked Reeves if he considers President Joe Biden the “legitimate, lawfully elected president of...
    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) plans to end capacity restrictions on restaurants, retail stores, other businesses, and houses of worship beginning March 19, but still require social distancing and masks in these same settings, he announced Thursday. ICYMI: Watch todays news briefing with the latest updates on COVID-19 in Connecticut https://t.co/6es6dEUsrX pic.twitter.com/Tw0OjlRC3I — Governor Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) March 4, 2021 In...
    The governor of South Carolina took a victory lap after his gubernatorial colleagues in Texas and Mississippi lifted their mask mandates, touting the fact that his state never had such a mandate.  "Unlike Texas and Mississippi, we cannot lift a mask mandate because we never had one in the first place," Gov. Henry McMaster tweeted.  "South Carolina took a measured...
    (CNN)Leaders and businesses across the US are pushing back against states lifting mask mandates by doubling down on their commitment to enforcing Covid-19 precautions as variants continue to cause concern.This week, Texas and Mississippi joined the list of states expanding business capacity and lifting the mandates for residents to wear masks. A representative for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that...
    Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota said Thursday “we have every reason to believe” coronavirus cases will rise. Osterholm told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd the virus is either more contagious, results in greater illness or beats “the antibody protection of the vaccine as a natural infection.” Osterholm, a University of Minnesota epidemiologist who served as a...
    As several Republican led states are lifting mask mandates and easing COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and residents within those states, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox currently has no plans to do the same, under pressure from President Joe Biden and Democrats. Asked by Breitbart News whether Gov. Cox had plans to lift the statewide mask mandate or ease restrictions put in...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden's use of the phrase 'neanderthal thinking,' which he uttered Wednesday slamming the Texas and Mississippi governors' decisions to reopen their states.      Asked about it during Thursday's press briefing, Psaki said Biden was describing 'the behavior of a neanderthal. Just to be very clear. The behavior of.' 'Look, I think...
    Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Thursday that he would be signing a bill that bars transgender athletes from women’s sports teams after both the state House and Senate passed the legislation. “I will sign our bill to protect young girls from being forced to compete with biological males for athletic opportunities,” Reeves tweeted. “It’s crazy we have to address...
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday he will soon sign a bill to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls' or women's sports teams in the state's schools and universities. Alphonso David, president the LGBTQ civil rights organization Human Rights Campaign, is sharply criticizing Mississippi and other states that...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday he will soon sign a bill to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls’ or women’s sports teams in the state’s schools and universities. Alphonso David, president the LGBTQ civil rights organization Human Rights Campaign, is sharply criticizing Mississippi and other states that are considering such legislation. “While millions...
    Mississippi's Republican Governor Tate Reeves has vowed to sign into law a bill that bans transgender student athletes from competing against young females. The bill, which was voted on 81-28, was passed in Mississippi House on Wednesday and will be passed on to Reeves to sign it into law.  Mississippi is one of more than 20 states that want to...
    Gov. Greg Abbott slammed President Biden for describing Texas’s decision to roll back mandatory mask-wearing as “Neanderthal thinking.” “Two things, Brian, first, it obviously is not the type of thing that a president should be saying,” Abbott told Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade Thursday on Fox & Friends. “But second, he kind of said it on the worst day he could...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging Texas and Mississippi residents to keep wearing face coverings after their Republican governors lifted COVID-19 mask mandates in the states — slamming the decision as “inexplicable.” Texas lifted its mask order amid approval of Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose vaccine — and the announcement of an amped-up federal plan to get every adult in the US vaccinated...
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    Alabama will become one of the next states to eliminate a government-imposed mandate that requires people wear masks in public, sources close to the matter told Breitbart News. A source familiar with state deliberations confirmed that as soon as Friday but definitely in the coming days. Alabama will join several other states nationwide in removing its mandate requiring masks in...
    President Joe Biden blasted the governors of Texas and Mississippi for reopening their states before their populations are vaccinated against COVID-19.  'I think it's a big mistake,' Biden said Wednesday in the Oval Office. 'The last thing we need is neanderthal thinking,' the president quipped.  On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, both Republicans, announced that they...
    Several governors this week have announced looser COVID restrictions, including the lifting of the statewide mask orders in Texas and Mississippi. Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he’s lifting the statewide mask mandate, even as health officials warn not to ease safety restrictions. He also said businesses of any type will be allowed to reopen at 100% capacity beginning March...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced 30,000 new appointments to get the coronavirus vaccine were available Tuesday. "Please act quickly to schedule for yourself or a loved one who qualifies!" the Republican governor tweeted. Coronavirus inoculations in Mississippi are being done at hospitals, community health centers, private clinics and at 21 state-run drive-thru sites. The appointments Reeves...
    After weeks of Donald Trump and his allies pushing baseless claims of a stolen election — claims that fueled the violent mob that stormed the Capitol — a number of Republicans and conservatives have called out that “Big Lie” and said GOP lawmakers should be publicly saying the election was not, in fact, stolen. On MTP Daily Friday, Chuck Todd spoke...
    Mississippi officials said the state has run out of coronavirus vaccines after appointments for vaccinations committed its entire supply. The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) said in a statement on Wednesday that its vaccine distribution plan has been “significantly altered in the last few few days — especially in the last 24 hours.” “Neither the county health department...
    PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top emergency manager is hospitalized because of COVID-19 complications. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said in a statement Sunday that Director Greg Michel has been admitted to a hospital with pneumonia, a complication from is infection with COVID-19. Michel tested positive for the coronavirus on Dec. 9. Spokesperson Malary White said the agency continues to...
    Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter (D), known for pushing to improve public education and U.S. race relations, died Friday evening, his family announced. He was 97.  Family spokesman Dick Molpus, Mississippi’s former Democratic secretary of state who also worked on Winter’s gubernatorial staff, said in a statement that Winter died at his home Friday, The Associated Press reported.  The statement...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi leaders are remembering former Gov. William Winter as a champion for education, advocate for improving race relations and supporter of the state Department of Archives and History. A family spokesman said Saturday that Winter died Friday night at home. Some reaction: “Elee and I are deeply saddened by the loss of former Gov. William Winter....
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, a Democrat who pushed to strengthen public education and improve race relations, has died. He was 97. Winter, who was governor from 1980 to 1984, died Friday night at home in Jackson, family spokesman Dick Molpus said Saturday. Molpus is a former Mississippi secretary of...
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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Family spokesman says former Mississippi Gov. William Winter has died. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves held a Christmas party with maskless revelers this week, just days after his state health department told residents to avoid all social gatherings until further notice.  The Republican governor welcomed guests to the grounds of the Governor's Mansion Wednesday night. Partygoers weren't wearing masks and there appeared to be little social distancing, despite Reeves encouraging Mississippians...
    ATLANTA (AP) — The Small Business Administration is reminding people in Mississippi about the deadline to apply for low-interest loans to recover from floods that occurred Feb. 10-14. Dec. 28 is the deadline for applications from small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations, according to a news release sent Wednesday. Economic injury disaster loans of...
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves pushed back against the idea of a new national coronavirus lockdown, while urging residents to follow health precautions and take the virus seriously. “The people of Mississippi can’t just go home, shut down their small business, shut down their restaurants, shut down their gyms … and just think that you can come back six weeks from now,...
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday his state would not cooperate with any potential national economic lockdowns to curb the spread of coronavirus, a new report said. Reeves was responding to recent comments made by an advisor to President-elect Joe Biden that the US could manage the pandemic by locking down small to medium sized businesses for up to...
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday his state would not cooperate with any potential national economic lockdowns to curb the spread of coronavirus, a new report said. Reeves was responding to recent comments made by an advisor to President-elect Joe Biden that the US could manage the pandemic by locking down small to medium sized businesses for up to six...
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) on Thursday signaled that his state would not comply with a mandatory six-week national quarantine if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidential election. “We’re not going to participate in a nation-wide lockdown,” Reeves stated during a coronavirus update in reference to a Biden adviser’s proclaimed that a national lockdown could help combat the virus....
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An attorney is being nominated to lead the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality after serving as the agency's interim director since January. Chris Wells was the agency's chief of staff for six years and previously worked as its senior attorney. He became interim director when Gov. Tate Reeves was inaugurated. “Chris is a dedicated public servant...
    By LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/ Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday praised the Trump administration's efforts to make a coronavirus vaccine available to the public in the next few months and asked residents not to allow political divisions to stop them from getting vaccinated when the time comes. "If you are anti-Trump, don’t...
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