Wednesday, January 22, 2020

State’s Payments to CoreCivic for Housing Inmates at Private Prison May...

Mississippi's emergency contract with a private prison corporation to house 375 inmates could exceed legal limits even more than previously known. Earlier this month,...

OPINION: Pelicia Hall and the Political Emptiness of ‘Black Girl Magic’

"Black Girl Magic" is a term floating around the internet and placed in the service of women of color rallying for empowerment, seeking equal...

Vaping “outbreak” caused by black market

As lawmakers propose new laws that would limit consumer options concerning vaping, which would inevitably lead to a larger black market, the federal government...

Democrats have strong showing in Senate committees

The Republican-dominated Mississippi Senate announced its 41 committee chairs at the beginning of the session and one surprise is how many Democrats were named...

No Reconsideration for 15-Week Abortion Ban Ruling, 5th Circuit Tells Mississippi

A federal court decision that struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban will stand for now.Shortly before he left office, former Mississippi Attorney General Jim...

OPINION: Southern Evangelical to GOP; Trump ‘Fits the Scriptural Definition of...

To the Honorable Richard Burr and the Honorable Thom Tillis:It is with a heavy heart that I find myself writing this letter to you,...

Former Mississippi Corrections Officer Sentenced to Prison for Excessive Force

Shelley Griffith, 29, a former Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) officer, was sentenced today in Jackson, Mississippi, by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P....

What’s Wrong With How Mississippi Regulates Electricity Bills?

Bigger Pie Forum | What’s Wrong With How Mississippi Regulates Electricity Bills? | BPF    What’s wrong with how Mississippi regulates electricity rates? The short answer:...

Is government stopping you from getting your bottle of wine?

Mississippi’s laws that limit who can sell alcohol and where you can purchase it need to be modernized. Let me paint a picture with...

Physicians Push Back on Medical Marijauna Opposition in Mississippi

A number of state Mississippi physicians are pushing back after the State Board of Health decried a push to legalize medical marijuana. On Jan....