Monday, November 21, 2016

And.... the Lieutenant Governor & Speaker fire back at Hood

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn issued the following joint statement about the Edbuild contract:


“When the agreement was approved in October, the terms of the Legislature’s contract with EdBuild to review school funding was shared with the public,” said Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Greg Snowden and President Pro Tempore Sen. Terry Burton in a joint statement. “Over the last four days as House and Senate leadership continued to study the issue, Legislative legal staff concluded the contract should be posted to the Transparency Mississippi website. The contract has been released to the Department of Finance and Administration to be posted on the Transparency Mississippi website.”

Kingfish note: The contract does not appear to appear on the DFA website.  However, DFA screwed up Transparency Mississippi so badly that it could take a week to find that contract if it is indeed on the website.  

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not posted yet.

Anonymous said...

Win: Claiming the the Edbuild contract is posted on Transparency Mississippi because...no secrets here!

WinWin: Either the contract is posted but Transparency Mississippi is so farked that no one can find it...or the contract is not posted on Transparency Mississippi and the site is so farked that no one can be sure that it isn't posted.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope that Donald Trump drains this swamp that operates out of the Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Not Trump's job to clean up Mississippi.His hand are very full.

Anonymous said...

Only in fruit loop land is this sufficient. "We posted the contract that we weren't planning on releasing to a website that can't justify its existence. Good luck!"

Anonymous said...

And yet we keep voting for these same people year after year. It's disgusting.

Anonymous said...

I am not really into politics but for personal reasons, I have read extensively on the Edbuild contract. I have no real opinion on Mr. Reeves or Mr. Gunn. On this matter however, I do not believe either man is being truthful. From what I have read their words do not pass the smell test.

Anonymous said...

Why would they let Hood break this news?

Anonymous said...

I am not really into politics but for personal reasons, I have read extensively on the Edbuild contract. I have no real opinion on Mr. Reeves or Mr. Gunn. On this matter however, I do not believe either man is being truthful. From what I have read their words do not pass the smell test.

Anonymous said...

I am not really into politics but for personal reasons, I have read extensively on the Edbuild contract. I have no real opinion on Mr. Reeves or Mr. Gunn. On this matter however, I do not believe either man is being truthful. From what I have read their words do not pass the smell test.

Anonymous said...

Funny. Jim Hood is Mississippi's Hillary Clinton of ethics and transparency.

Anonymous said...

Nobody lets Hood do anything but the taxpayers; having worked with him in State and local government for over 20 years, Conway listens to the victims of crimes and the taxpayers.
Further he knows the Federal Government is right there to get those who he doesn't spend state funds to drag through years of state court trials, appeals and retrials ar the taxpayers expense once the bad dude is in county jails and Federal prisons.

Anonymous said...

"Let Hood break this news". WTF, REALLY?

Anonymous said...

I love the whole "we already knew it, we just didn't tell anybody" ploy.

Anonymous said...

Tate better smarten up or else.he will be back at his old job as a bank teller

Anonymous said...

" said...I sure hope that Donald Trump drains this swamp that operates out of the Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi"

Says the person who voted Republican from top to bottom

Anonymous said...

While I believe we've had far better AGs than Hood and on a national list, he's hardly a rock star, at least he's put some crooks in jail and has co-operated with the Feds in putting crooks in jail.

Bryant, Reeves and the TPs who run as GOP have fostered corruption in this State that has made our former Democratic crooks look like amateurs.

They have promoted spending our tax dollars on one bogus scheme after another, this one being the latest. This one is no doubt in hopes of ingratiating themselves to national players in the TP.

All they have to do is suggest to some of you that those trying to warn us of their schemes are " liberals" and you are on board with them until it becomes obvious that we have another boondoggle in MS.

Here's something the media should have always done and doesn't do. Look at a politician's income and compare it to their life style.

You know the salary of every elected official in this state and you should be able to ballpark their past salaries/income. A few have been wealthy to start or married wealth but most have not.

As for me, I'm rather suspicious when a politician who has never worked in the private sector or who had a modest private sector job manages to own vacation condos and have a McMansion and has his family living the high life.

I know my visible has been double and triple and now quadrupled theirs and while I'm comfortable, I can't live like they do or afford even some of the clothes on their backs.

Did they get sold things for pennies on the dollar or get bank loans that we can't get and have them written off later? Are they receiving gifts and free services and if so, from whom?

Do you really imagine this is to insure good government rather than favorable treatment by government?

Maybe a good start for some of you is to be able to tell costume jewelry from real jewelry and knock offs from actual designer clothing. You might also ride over to see where they live. You need to learn what expensive items cost. And, then contrast and compare the income with what you see with your own eyes.

Crooks are crooks. Crooks can be found in every race and claim every religion but they are crooks nevertheless. Crooks are also found in every political party.

And, hold on to your hats. You've just elected President one of the great crooks of all time. If only you'd looked at the law suits. If only you hadn't believed him when he said he had no compromising properties in other countries. If only you'd really looked at his " brand" and that of those of his inner circles. You didn't. You know you didn't.






Anonymous said...

Professional politicians have made a living off the public for years. That's how they survive. Most have studied law and know the ins and outs of the political process. We can't do that because we are too busy trying to make a living and they know that.

Anonymous said...

The only swamp Trump is draining is mississippi is when he appoints Bryant to Sec of Defense

Anonymous said...

well, of course the legal staff waited until AFTER the rule was adopted to see if it was legal. lying pussbags.

Anonymous said...

6:27
You probably types all that with a straight face, or one filled with righteous indignation and condescension. You postulate about what a crook Trump is, yet voted (if you did vote) for one of the leaders of the well-documented Clinton Crime Family.

Anonymous said...

6:33, it isn't that we are busy trying to make a living, half of the people in Ms. do not work. We are busy blaming the other political party for all of the wrongs in the world. That is the politician's ace in the hole. All a crooked politician has to do when caught in a criminal act is point at the other party.
Works as good as, there goes a squirrel.

Anonymous said...

This is a great arrangement for the State of MS, Republicans in charge but Dem. Hood to keep em honest. I am Republican, but I will always vote for Hood unless something emerges that shows him dishonest. I remember him blowing the lid off Entergy rate increases during the cozy Barbour terms among other things. This contract secrecy deal smells to me, and Hood will serve as a counter balance to these overreaches.

Anonymous said...

That's not "firing back." That's raising the white flag & denying there ever was a battle in the first place.

Anonymous said...

"Blowing the lid off Entergy rate increases during the cozy Barbourterms?"

Two questions - what in the hell would Entergy rate increases have to do with Barbour, even if you can answer the second question

2. What did Hood do about any Entergy rate increases? I haven't seen any results from anything Hood has done related to Entergy in my house.

Anonymous said...

Research is always the best way ro educate yourself to find the honest answer to your questions, @12:12 PM.

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