Monday, December 9, 2019

Auditor’s office hits Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics for numerous infractions

State Auditor Shad White ordered Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Executive Director John Dowdy to pay back $30,122 to taxpayers over compensatory time buy-backs and...

Southaven Republican challenges 14-vote loss to Democrat, asks House to overturn...

State Rep. Ashley Henley, a Southaven Republican (R), is asking the GOP-led Mississippi House to overturn the results of the election she narrowly lost...

Could tech innovation grow our economy and reverse brain drain?

It has become increasingly clear that our economy is undergoing a seismic shift, similar to that previously seen during the industrial revolution. Once again,...

After JFP Query, Child Protective Agency Says PEER Miscalculated Data

The Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services is challenging the average number of caseworkers a legislative watchdog organization reported in its annual review of...

In Mississippi, prohibition is alive and well

Today, on December 5, in the year 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified, officially ending the thirteen year nationwide prohibition on alcohol and leaving future...

Hemp report: Economic benefit, law enforcement concern

The Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force’s draft report released on in November that stops short of a specific policy recommendation for the legislature, but...

Bloomberg Talks Justice Reform in Mississippi, Apologizes for ‘Stop and Frisk’

Billionaire and Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg arrived in downtown Jackson yesterday to discuss criminal-justice reform during a closed-door roundtable with Mayor Chokwe A....

OPINION: Racial Fantasy in Mississippi Politics: ‘Threading the Needle’ Ignores Reality

When the votes from Mississippi's elections were finally tallied, the results were damning for the state's Democratic party. Republicans made a clean sweep of...

Commission talks brain drain

The Speaker’s Commission on Public Policy held a half-day summit on the phenomena of brain drain in Mississippi. The commission, organized by House Speaker Philip...

Jackson Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison Under Project...

Jackson, Miss. – Otha Ray Flowers, 37, of Jackson, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Henry T. Wingate to 8 years in...