Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Jackson Free Press

Lottery Bill Passes Mississippi Senate with Public-Records Exemption

Mississippi senators passed a bill that would establish a state lottery at a special session of the Legislature Thursday evening.Republican Gov. Phil Bryant led...

McDaniel Rages Against the GOP After Trump Endorses Hyde-Smith

JACKSON — Republican Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel raged at his own party on Thursday after President Donald Trump endorsed his opponent, incumbent Republican...

In Session, Gov. Bryant Pushes Mississippi Lottery to Pay for Infrastructure

Amid accusations from Democrats of a “secret” process, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced on Thursday, Aug. 23, what he called a “historic piece of...

Improved LGBT Health Access in the South Goal of New Survey

The Campaign for Southern Equality launched a survey on Wednesday, Aug. 22, that aims to help improve health-care access for LGBT southerners."The survey will...

Karl Rove Helps Sen. Wicker Raise $5,000 Per Couple at Private...

Karl Rove, the political strategist and senior adviser to President George W. Bush, helped raise campaign funds for Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker at...

Vetting the ‘One Lake’ Project

Rosie Smiley is used to her street in the Hightower neighborhood in south Jackson flooding in the spring. Some years the water will be...

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: ‘One Lake’ Backers Have a Transparency Problem

Proponents of the "One Lake" project on the Pearl River have a high bar to clear, and I don't think they're doing it yet....

Johnnie McDaniels: ‘I Pray, I Plant, and I Plow’

Johnnie McDaniels and his sons spent three days taping 1,411 bumper stickers all across his pickup truck. They have not yet thought about how...

Busting Chris McDaniel’s Confederate Myths

Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, spent the early months of his 2014 Republican primary bid for U.S. Senate downplaying his ties to neo-Confederate...

EDITORIAL: City Needs to Name Officers Who Shot Citizens Without Delay

Months ago, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba named a task force to develop a policy on when and how to identify officers who shoot non-law...