Category Archives: Yall Politics

“Go cup” bill heads to Governor’s desk

‘Go-cup’ bill awaiting governor’s signature WLOX) – “Go cups” may soon be legal in Mississippi. A bill awaiting Governor Bryant’s signature would allow cities to designate specific areas where people would be allowed to carry an alcoholic beverage outside of a bar or restaurant. Rep. Scott DeLano was the primary author of the bill. He […]

Sine Die: Legislature adjourns 2016 session but not before “go cup” is approved

Mississippi Legislature Adjourns 2016 Session The Mississippi Legislature has concluded its 2016 session. The House of Representatives adjourned for a final time Thursday after meeting briefly and disposing of a procedural block on one bill. That measure allows people in designated districts in certain places to carry alcoholic beverages outside the location it was served. […]

Gov. Bryant sends letter to Rep. Jay Hughes (D) regarding his call for a special session

Freshman Democrat state Rep. Jay Hughes requested Gov. Phil Bryant call a special session before the Mississippi House adjourned Sine Die. But the Governor did not play Hughes’ game. Bryant sent Hughes a response stating that all such requests should come through the Speaker’s office to “prevent the appearance of political grandstanding.” And as this […]

NRSC chair MS Sen. Wicker advises vulnerable GOP incumbents to skip Convention, John McCain listens

John McCain bows out of Republican convention House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told CNN yesterday that Republicans thinking about skipping the party’s national convention in July should think again. “I think that we should go,” Ryan said. “This is our convention making our nominee, so I think everybody should participate.”… …Around the same time, however, […]

@msdemocrats chair @RickeyCole joins other Southern Dem chairs in letter against @BernieSanders

Bernie faces Southern revolt An influential group of Democrats is piling on Bernie Sanders for portraying Hillary Clinton’s Southern victories as a product of a conservative region that is out of step with the rest of the country’s thinking… …In a stern, roughly 800-word letter sent Wednesday via post to Sanders’ Burlington, Vermont, headquarters, a […]