11/11/20 - Observing Veterans Day | Governor Veto Powers | Southern Remedy Health Minute | AKA Trailblazer
Mississippi leaders recognize and honor the state's Veterans.
Then, Mississippi Supreme Court justices are deliberate a case involving the Governor and Speaker of the House.
Plus, after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, Vice President Elect Kamala Harris is a trailblazer for women of color. We hear from a regional leader of her sorority - Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Today is Veterans Day, a day to honor the men and women who have served, and are currently serving, in the United States Armed Forces. It was first observed as Armistice Day following World War I. During a ceremony honoring veterans yesterday, Major General Janson Boyles of the Mississippi National Guard, remarked on the importance of a nation remembering its defenders. Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn was also on hand. He says its important to consider the sacrifices veterans make for the nation.
Retired Veterans, like Mark Lawson, share the sentiment. Lawson, who serves as the Director of Veteran Cemeteries for the VA shares more about his experience, and how important recognition of service is with our Michael Guidry.
A case to prevent Mississippi’s governor from vetoing portions of appropriations bills is being deliberated by the State Supreme Court. Republican Governor Tate Reeves is challenging a lower court ruling that found he doesn’t have the authority to veto sections of legislative budget bills. The issue before the Mississippi Supreme Court began In August, when House Speaker Philip Gunn and Speaker Pro Tempore Jason White both Republicans, sued the governor for vetoing portions of budget bills arguing it’s unconstitutional.
Southern Remedy Health Minute
Vice President Elect Kamala Harris is looked at by many as a trailblazer. Stepping into the second highest executive position in the country - she is the first woman, first Black American, first Carribean American and First Indian American to hold the office. She is also someone who followed the same path as many citizens of color - attending a historically black university, and pledging Alpha Kappa Alpha. For Mitzi Paige, the Southeastern Regional Director of AKA, the election serves to remind others glass ceilings can be broken.