Monday, January 21, 2019

Jackson Free Press

Mississippi Leaders ‘Honoring’ Racist Leaders, After All These Years

The head of the Mississippi state agency that sent out a tweet this week honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee once attended a rally...

Mississippi May Mandate Ten Commandments and Pledges to State, U.S. Flags...

Mississippi law would require schoolchildren to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and see the Ten Commandments be displayed on public-school walls under new bills...

Shutdown Hits Mississippi Harder than 90 Percent of States

The ongoing federal government shutdown is doing more damage in Mississippi than in most states, an analysis finds.Mississippi ranks eighth, according to WalletHub, thanks...

Lt. Gov. Reeves: No to Medicaid Expansion, Despite Strong Citizen Support

After weeks of speculation that Mississippi's Republican leadership might support expanding Medicaid in the state, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves slammed the door shut on...

Juan Cloy Announces His Candidacy for Hinds County Sheriff

Former Canton Assistant Police Chief Juan Cloy has formally declared his candidacy for Hinds County Sheriff. Cloy has more than 20 years of law...

Republican Candidates ‘Looking at’ Medicaid Expansion, Other States

HATTIESBURG, Miss.—At least two Republican candidates for statewide office in Mississippi are voicing support for Medicaid expansion—a policy state GOP leadership has long resisted.Since...

Hosemann Should ‘Resign’ His Office, Democratic Opponent Demands

One of Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's potential opponents is calling on him to resign his office while he runs for lieutenant governor."One...

Delbert Hosemann Running for Lt. Gov: ‘I’m Here to Apply for...

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is running for lieutenant governor, he announced Wednesday morning."Hi, it's Delbert, ma'am," Hosemann said, looking directly at the...

Election-Year Lawmaking: What Will Happen?

"Let tell you, some of you may have a beautiful fan," Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant told the crowd gathered before him at the...

City Wants State’s Help Recouping Funds

For three months out of the year, lawmakers descend on the capital city to craft the laws of the state. As they hunker down...