Saturday, September 22, 2018

Mississippi Today

Fifteen black moms to receive $1,000 monthly in basic income experiment

Fifteen black mothers living in subsidized housing in Jackson will receive $1,000 in no-strings-attached cash every month for the next year. The pilot project, mirroring...

Trump’s tariffs could ‘devastate’ them, but farmers and contractors still back...

GREENWOOD — The 30 or so farmers listening to U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith speak at a local farm equipment store nodded and smiled as she...

Why Wicker, Hyde-Smith won’t commit to debates

Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi TodayU.S. Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks to media after giving a speech during the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss....

Mississippi Democrats hope for ‘right storm’ in November election

Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi TodayMike Espy and Cindy Hyde-Smith are viewed as the most likely pair to advance to a runoff in the special election...

Senate refuses Hood’s request for frontage road project information

Senate Pro-Tem Terry Burton has sent a letter to Attorney General Jim Hood saying senators and their staff will not respond to his request...

Inside Gov. Phil Bryant’s crusade to save his lottery proposal

Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi TodayState Rep. Willie Perkins Sr. speaks to other representatives after the House passed the lottery bill during a special session...

Republicans, poised to create the state’s first lottery, long considered the...

Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi todayMississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves during a special session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Jackson Friday, August 24,...

Majority-black, Democratic counties hurt most by bridge closures, analysis shows

The bridge crisis, which Republican leaders seek to address this week during a special session, disproportionately affects majority black counties and counties that typically...

Mississippi congressmen react to guilt of Trump associates Manafort, Cohen

On August 21, within minutes of one another, two men who had been close to President Donald Trump either pleaded or were found guilty...

Trump, a liability to some, seen as a positive by Mississippi...

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant enjoys hanging out with President Donald Trump. “I can’t tell you how much fun it is to be able to go...