Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Jackson Free Press

Jackson Unveils ‘Data Portal’ to Increase Transparency

Jackson residents can now use an online data portal to see how the city is spending their money and planning to change Jackson. Chief...

OPINION: Last Days of 2019 Session Expose Deception, Manipulation

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." —Lord ActonOn the last day of the 2019 session, Mississippi lawmakers were stunned to discover...

OPINION: Baker’s ‘Sovereignty’ Comment Shows Disrespect for Voters, Law

At a recent campaign stop, Republican candidate for attorney general and Mississippi State Rep. Mark Baker claimed the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a pivotal...

Mississippi Reps Vote ‘Nay’ on Violence Against Women Act

All three Republicans in Mississippi's Congressional delegation voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the state's only Democratic...

OPINION: Legislature Needs More Sunlight, New Technology

On March 29, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves gaveled out the legislative session as head of the Senate for what will be the last...

The Hunt for Vouchers, After All These Years

After Magnolia Speech School for the Deaf converted from a private school to a racially integrated public school in 1972, Bobby Hamblin moved his...

Poor Mississippi Counties Are Top IRS Targets in Hunt for Tax...

A new study of IRS practices reveals a tale of two Mississippi counties, with one of the poorest in the state earning the top...

Reeves Skipping First Debate for Governor, Despite Early End to Session

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican candidate for governor, will be a no-show at the party's first primary debate on Tuesday night.His opponents,...

GOP Leaders Trick House Into Sending $2 Million to Private School

Mississippi will use millions in taxpayer dollars to fund private schools after Republican leaders in the Legislature secretly slipped funds into a bill for...

Mississippi Senate Approves New Map to Boost Black Voting Power

Mississippi lawmakers are working to redraw the lines of a state senate district that two federal courts ruled dilutes black voting power. Senate District...