From the Wire
- Nissan to Cut Up to 700 Contract Workers in MississippiNissan Motor Co. announced Thursday that it's cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales for vans and Titan pickup trucks that it makes there.
- Bryant Pushes Teacher Pay, School Safety in State of StateMississippi Gov. Phil Bryant used his final State of the State speech Tuesday to look back on his two terms and to offer proposals for his final year in office.
- Mississippi Governor Giving Final State of the State SpeechMississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is outlining policy priorities for his eighth and final year in office in his final State of the State speech Tuesday evening at the state Capitol.
- Judge Bars Citizenship Question from 2020 CensusA federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census.
- Mississippi Treasurer Fitch Running for Attorney GeneralRepublican Lynn Fitch of Ridgeland, Mississippi's second-term state treasurer, says she is running for attorney general because she wants to protect gun rights, fight opioid abuse and crack down on human trafficking.
- Gray TollisonSixth-term Sen. Gray Tollison, a Republican from Oxford, was unanimously elected Mississippi Senate president pro tempore on Friday by colleagues from both parties.
- Dem Chosen to Lead Prominent Committee in Mississippi HouseThe Republican speaker of the Mississippi House is appointing a Democrat to lead one of the top committees.
- Mississippi Lawmakers Return to Capitol for 3-Month SessionRepublican Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing a teacher pay raise as Mississippi legislators begin their three-month session.
- Mississippi Auditor Files Papers to Seek 4-Year TermThe Republican appointed to become Mississippi auditor last year is now running for a full four-year term. Shad White filed his qualifying papers Tuesday at the state Republican Party headquarters.
- GOP Gov. Candidate Foster Pushes a Type of Medicaid ExpansionFirst-term state Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando says Tuesday he thinks working people added to Medicaid should be required to pay something for coverage. Mississippi would need federal permission for such a system.
- Rains Prompt Flooding in Central MississippiParts of Mississippi continue to deal with river flooding as rains continue to fall.
- Jackie A. TurnerGov. Phil Bryant is nominating Jackie A. Turner, a longtime employee of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, to lead the jobs agency.
- Appointed Ag Commissioner Seeks Election in MississippiCommissioner Andy Gipson of Braxton, a Republican appointed last year to be Mississippi's agriculture commissioner, is now seeking election to the statewide post.
- GOP State Senator Files to Run for Mississippi TreasurerSen. Buck Clarke of Hollandale submitted qualifying papers to run for Mississippi treasurer Thursday at the state Republican Party headquarters in Jackson.
- Tate Reeves Set to File in Mississippi Governor's Race Against FosterMississippi's second-term Republican lieutenant governor is on track to enter the race for governor. Tate Reeves is filing qualifying papers Thursday at the state Republican Party headquarters, ending months of speculation about his plans.