Here is a recap of a few highlights from this week in my role as State Senator from District 52, as well as updates from our Congressional Campaign. Fulfilling my duties as State Senator will be a top priority for me during this campaign. After all, I took an oath to honorably serve my constituents and the Constitution.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
-John Quincy Adams
Signing of the Historic Teacher Pay Raise
A monumental day happened on Thursday. I joined Governor Tate Reeves and other Education leaders for the signing of the largest single teacher pay raise in the state’s history. Being a member of the Senate Education Committee since entering the Senate, a teacher pay raise of this magnitude is something we have worked on for a long time. Getting things done is what we are about.
Click HERE to watch the Facebook Live of the signing.
Mississippi Women Now on Equal Pay Footing – Wiggins Leads Senate Effort
Wednesday was a historical day for the women of Mississippi! The Mississippi Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, on which I was the lead Senate author and Conferee, passed both the House and Senate and will head to the Governor’s desk for signature. Read our official statement by clicking HERE and see the LINKED VIDEO of me on the Senate floor presenting the bill beginning at the 4:15:50 minute mark.
Appeared on Girard Gibert’s Show on Supertalk: “Wrapping Up the Legislative Session”
I always enjoy great discussion with Girard Gibert on his Middays show on Supertalk. This week was no exception. I had a chance to reflect on what has been an amazing Legislative session this year. I also discussed our Congressional campaign and what you can expect. Click HERE to watch the full interview.
Buddy’s Law Is Getting A Second Chance
Buddy’s Law, originally known as Senate Bill 2261, is getting another chance in the Mississippi legislature! The original bill, which I co-authored, enforces punishment for animal abusers and mandates psychological assessments and treatments for youths who torture animals. It passed both the House and Senate and will now go to the Governor’s desk for signature.
Being a dog lover myself, I know that dogs are truly man’s best friend.
Read the WLOX article for more information by clicking HERE.
Video Interview With Frank Corder of Y’all Politics
On Monday, I sat down with Frank Corder from Y’all Politics to recap conference weekend in the Mississippi Legislature. The voters sent me to Jackson to do a job in person and voting proxy is something I don’t do. We discussed state income tax, redistricting maps, and much more. Click HERE to watch my interview and read the article.
The Primary is June 7! Click Below for the Secretary of State Voter Information Guide for Details
Did you know that if you are not going to be in town on June 7, you can vote Absentee April 23 through June 4. You can apply to vote absentee as soon as April 8 (yes 5 days from now).
Did you know that 17 year olds can vote on June 7 if they turn 18 before the General Election in November?
Click HERE for the Secretary of State’s Voter Information Guide that contains this and other helpful information.
The Week Ahead:
Monday: signing and passing of Appropriations bills to finish the state budget. Negotiations Continue.
Tuesday or Wednesday: Adjournment! Signing App Bills
Thursday: Walking door-to-door begins. Check out our social media to see if we are in your area.
Friday or Saturday: Re-cap of the 2022 legislative session; tax cut, teacher pay raise, medical marijuana, CRT, anti-Covid 19 vaccine mandate, equal pay for women.