Senate kills Mississippi ballot initiative without a vote
For the second straight year, deep disagreement between House and Senate leaders killed an effort to reinstate a ballot initiative process.
On this day in 1964
On this day in 1964, Johnnie Mae Chappell was killed in Jacksonville, Florida, after buying ice cream for her children.
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‘Transformative’ mental health bill awaits governor’s signature, funding
A bill reforming Mississippi’s mental health system “is so transformative that it could be a really strong model for other states to implement,” one longtime advocate says.
Deep South Today seeks CEO for networked hub of nonprofit newsrooms
Deep South Today, a networked hub of nonprofit newsrooms serving the most challenged region of the country, is seeking a CEO.
Tables turned with Gunn, Hosemann on state revenue estimate
Last year, Speaker Philip Gunn wanted a higher revenue estimate. This year, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann is the one asking for it.
Bills to help domestic violence survivors make progress, then die in the Legislature
Support increases in Legislature for domestic violence-related bills, but the legislation dies for lack of action.
Podcast: Senate leader says House rank-and-file support fully funding public education
Senate Education Chairman Dennis DeBar, R-Leakesville, outlines the Senate plan to tweak the Mississippi Adequate Education Program funding formula for K-12 education, then fully fund it for the first time in more than a decade.
Q&A: Harvard public health dean talks Medicaid expansion and heartbreaking mortality rates of Delta mothers
Michelle Williams, a renowned epidemiologist and dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, caught up with health editor Kate Royals following the state Legislature’s decision to expand postpartum Medicaid coverage.
Mississippi Stories: Maisie Brown
Mississippi Stories welcomes Maisie Brown, who is the executive coordinator at the ACLU and recently was named one of Teen Vogue’s 21 under 21.
Brandon Presley could have one advantage in governor’s race: the issues
Democrat Brandon Presley faces an uphill battle against GOP Gov. Tate Reeves in the 2023 election. But Presley may have at least one major advantage.
MT Listens: How we’re continuing our work to amplify diverse voices in Mississippi
Mississippi Today is launching MT Listens, a community listening project, to double down on our commitment to uplift diverse voices.Learn More