Sunday, March 29, 2020

Coronavirus healthcare policy: Cutting red tape to save lives

The purpose of healthcare policy during a health crisis, such as the current coronavirus outbreak, is to maximize existing resources to provide high-quality healthcare...

You can’t separate the healthcare catastrophe from the economic one

While we witness the unmatched terror of this health epidemic in our country, it appears as though we will also witness an unmatched economic...

State pushes tax filing deadline to May 15

The Mississippi Department of Revenue announced today that it will push back its tax filing deadline in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Reeves won’t issue ‘shelter-in-place’ order

Gov. Tate Reeves said he is not issuing an order to require residents to stay at home to combat the spread of coronavirus even...

Legislature didn’t act on universal licensing legislation in 2020

Before the legislature suspended the session to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the state, both chambers opted against considering legislation that would...

Governor Under Fire as COVID-19 Spreads, Testing Begins at Fairgrounds

The Mississippi State Department of Health begins drive-thru testing today at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, in partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center...

Department of Health has a policy to reduce hospital beds

The overarching plan used by the state Department of Health to allocate health care resources under the state’s certificate of need program has a...

Desoto county cities close restaurant dining facilities

The Desoto county cities of Southaven and Olive Branch became two of the latest cities in the state to require restaurants to close their...

Ep. 98: How the Legislature handled the coronavirus pandemic

State Sen. Hob Bryan, the chairman of the Senate Public Health Committee, joins Mississippi Today political reporters Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison to discuss...

Tupelo mayor to issue ‘shelter in place’ order, lashes out at...

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton is looking to enact an order that would close all non-essential businesses and require all non-essential residents to ‘shelter in...