JACKSON — As chairman of the Mississippi Complete Count Committee, I wanted to reach out to all Mississippians about this year’s census. For those of you who don’t typically follow the census, here’s a little background.
Where do we start with all that is going on in America?
First, we have a biological weapon of war unleashed to do what it is doing now: shutting everything down and killing our economy and much of the world’s economy.
As I travel across the world, I’m often asked where I’m from and, because we have both good and bad cultural baggage, when I say “Mississippi” I get looks and comments. Many are favorable; some are not.
Four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to strike down a Texas law that banned abortions if the doctor doing the procedure did not have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Chief Justice John Roberts was one of the four who voted for keeping the law.
JACKSON — Think about your greatest strength. It is also your greatest weakness. Like two sides of a coin, your greatest asset is simultaneously your greatest liability.
Editor’s note: Gov. Tate Reeves delivered the following remarks during Tuesday afternoon’s signing ceremony for House Bill 1796, which retires the current Mississippi state flag and creates a commission to design a new one that will be voted on in November.
Things are beginning to go back to normal as businesses begin to reopen and people start going back to normal life.
In 2001, we the people of Mississippi voted by a 2-1 margin to keep the flag of 1894. In 2020, the lawbreakers in Jackson voted to do away with it.