POLITICS
Public Service Commissioner Brown won’t run in 2019
Alex Paton
December 11, 2018
Public Service Commissioner Cecil Brown has said that he will not seek re-election in 2019. Brown, a Democrat, is one of the state’s three Public Service Commissioners and previously said he would run again, but...
Trump signs bill, reauthorizes Coast Guard
Alex Paton
December 10, 2018
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker participated in a bill signing ceremony at the White House with President Donald Trump. The president signed the “Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Reauthorization Act,” which authorizes the Coast Guard for two...
Improvements coming to Mississippi roads and bridges
Brittany Land
December 7, 2018
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the award of $38 million in federal grant funding for road and bridge improvements in Mississippi. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide $25 million to...
Bryant discusses 2020 budget recommendations
Alex Paton
December 5, 2018
Governor Phil Bryant recently outlined his budget priorities and recommendations for 2020. Among a long list of items was a teacher pay raise, increasing public safety funding and pay raises for the MDOC, as well...
Mississippi Medicaid to increase number of doctor visits
Alex Paton
December 5, 2018
In 2019, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) will be increasing the number of physician visits it covers for beneficiaries. DOM announced the changes saying they will be effective starting January 1, 2019, and that...
Army Corps invests in 15 Mississippi water projects
Brittany Land
December 3, 2018
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will invest an additional $22.5 million on 15 projects in Mississippi, including $3.0 million for a Vicksburg wastewater project and millions for dredging at...
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