POLITICS
MDHS announces early issuance of SNAP benefits
Alex Paton
February 14, 2019
With a second government shutdown looming, President Trump is expected to sign a deal that would keep the government open. The previous shutdown lasted for 35 days and Mississippi saw some effects of the shutdown. The...
Senate unanimously passes teacher pay raise
Steven Gagliano
February 13, 2019
The teacher pay raise bill has passed the Senate.  By a unanimous vote, the Senate passed the bill that would raise teacher salaries by $1,000 over a two-year phase-in period, and the raise would come...
House & Senate pass heartbeat abortion bans
Steven Gagliano
February 13, 2019
Both the House and the Senate have passed bills to ban abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected. The bills (SB 2116 & HB 732) would prohibit an abortion in Mississippi as soon...
Fitch hosts Girl Scouts Career and Financial Literacy Day
Brittany Land
February 13, 2019
Today, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch is proud to host Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts for Greater Mississippi for the fifth consecutive Girl Scouts Career and Financial Literacy Day. The Scouts, in grades...
Rep. Wilson to resign, take Court of Appeals oath
Alex Paton
February 13, 2019
Governor Phil Bryant has appointed new Court of Appeals Judge Cory T. Wilson to fill a vacancy on the court. Wilson,48, will serve the remainder of an unexpired term that will end on January 2nd,...
Lawmakers to discuss Heartbeat Abortion bill
Alex Paton
February 13, 2019
Abortion is back up for discussion in the legislature with the heartbeat bill. Senator Joey Fillingane said the proposed legislation would make it illegal for doctors to perform an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is...
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