State of Mississippi Archives: on Government Reform
Prohibit all campaign donations from corporations
Corporations should not be able to donate money to a campaign,
and any donations must be limited to the legal maximum limit of $2,700 without exception.
Source: 2018 Mississippi Senate campaign website vote4jensen.com
Jan 1, 2018
Hold referendum on Confederate flag; it's time to revisit
Q: For a lot of people, flying the Confederate flag is a state's rights issue, the idea of state sovereignty and that people who oppose the flag just don't understand Mississippi. What's your response to that kind of rhetoric?
States' rights is not a constitutional concept. The Constitution divides certain powers to the federal government and rights to individuals. The remaining governmental powers are designated to the states. So the state doesn't have rights; it has powers.
I don't really buy into the state's rights argument at all.
Q: You don't believe it's the will of the people to keep the Mississippi flag as it is now?
A: There was a referendum 14 years ago. We have a whole generation of new voters now, and this
country has been through a lot in 14 years, including the massacre of nine people in a church at a prayer meeting. At the least, I think it's time for the people to revisit that question.
Source: Jackson Free Press on 2015 Mississippi Gubernatorial race
Jul 22, 2015
Photo ID for voting
Question topic: People should be able to vote without photo identification.
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Mississippi Senate race
Jul 2, 2014
OpEd: Earmarked spending brings federal funds to Mississippi
Chris McDaniel has sought to seize on the new antispending fervor, casting Cochran--who has delivered billions of dollars in federal spending projects to his impoverished state--as an avatar of a bygone political culture.
After Cochran announced his
re-election bid Friday, the Club for Growth, who have endorsed McDaniel, put out a statement that criticized the senator for his support of earmarked spending projects, for bailing out Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac and for raising the federal debt limit.
But Cochran is a formidable figure in a state that has long relied on federal largess and that rarely turns over its Senate seats. He will have the support of Mississippi's
political and business establishment, which are deeply worried about what losing Cochran would mean to a state that, without him, would have little seniority in its congressional delegation.
Source: New York Times on 2014 Mississippi Senate race
Dec 6, 2013
Require photo ID to vote
Chris McDaniel voted Yea on Passage of HB 921: Requiring Photo Identification to Vote (Bill Passed Senate 34-14).
Source: VoteSmart summary of Mississippi State Senate voting records
Apr 10, 2012
- Requires voters to present a valid form of photo identification to an election manager or registrar prior to voting
- Authorizes a
person who does not have a valid form of identification or has a religious objection to being photographed to cast an affidavit ballot
- Requires any voter that submits an affidavit ballot to submit a valid form of photo identification to the registrar,
or affirm their religious convictions to the registrar, within 5 days of casting the affidavit ballot in order for the individual's vote to be counted
- Prohibits any state agency from charging a fee for a voter identification card, and specifies that
any costs associated with voter identification cards shall be paid for out of the General Fund
- Specifies that a voter identification card is valid as long as the cardholder remains at his or her same place of residency.
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