While political leaders boast of unprecedented revenue collections and surpluses, the buying power of state workers is going backward.
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Mississippi Today will follow and report the welfare scandal wherever it leads us, just as we always have.
Over 100 people rallied for clean water, and to keep it a public service instead of having the Jackson water system privatized by the state.
Just one of the ten applicants hoping to open a new charter school in Mississippi received approval Monday.
Frederick Bell was approved for release by the state Parole Board in August and is set to leave prison as early as Monday.
Retired wrestler says GOP Gov. Phil Bryant cut welfare funding to nonprofit because of Democratic support
A former pro wrestler alleges he personally witnessed Republican Gov. Phil Bryant instruct an appointee to cut welfare funding to a nonprofit because its director supported Democrat Jim Hood in the 2019 governor’s race.
Tougaloo College will get nearly half a million dollars from the federal government to shore-up campus security and mental health care.
Mississippi State Personnel Board Director Kelly Hardwick talks with Mississippi Today about the state government workforce, how workers are paid and whether a pay raise is in order.
Lawmakers mull changing a law that the Mississippi Supreme Court chief justice believes gives him the power to raise judicial salaries.
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