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POLITICS
State Auditor details “documentation issues” at Blues Commission
Steven Gagliano
September 12, 2019
A performance audit released by State Auditor Shad White found the Mississippi Blues Commission could not upon request provide proper documentation for millions of dollars of expenditures. “I want to be clear that we saw...
State Supreme Court upholds charter school funding ruling
Steven Gagliano
September 6, 2019
The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a ruling involving charter school funding.  The state’s highest court upheld the ruling made by a Hinds County Court in 2018, ruling that Mississippi’s Charter School Act of 2013...
State receives $18.6 million to repair flood-damaged roads
Steven Gagliano
August 30, 2019
U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker announced the approval of $18.6 million in emergency relief to repair or reconstruct flood-damaged transportation infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Transportation will award the funding to the Mississippi...
Congressmen host rural healthcare summit at UMMC
Steven Gagliano
August 23, 2019
Yesterday, Congressman Bennie Thompson and Congressman Michael Guest hosted a ‘Rural Healthcare Summit’ at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Health Related Professions. The summit brought together healthcare leaders to discuss issues facing...
Rep. McLeod found not guilty of domestic violence
Steven Gagliano
August 21, 2019
A Mississippi lawmaker has been found not guilty following a charge of domestic violence. Rep. Douglas McLeod was found not guilty on the charges that stemmed from an incident with his wife on May 18th....
Border enforcement helicopters to be built in Mississippi
Steven Gagliano
August 17, 2019
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, has announced the award of a $59.1 million contract to procure Mississippi-produced Light Enforcement Helicopters (LEH) for the U.S. Department of...
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