This Week: Saving state programs, saving Mississippians with heart disease

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Toppings news in Mississippi this week:

  • Speaking in Jackson, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker said he is confident that Congress can slash spending while saving vital state programs.
  • Black Mississippians with coronary heart disease die at a higher rate than white Mississippians who have the condition, even though fewer black Mississippians suffer from it.
  • Big House Books hopes to get more than 31,000 books into the hands of people locked up in Mississippi’s state prisons.