Democratic primary is May 2
Democratic primary is May 2
Lawmakers will return to Jackson to finalize two agency budgets, but it’s unclear how long that will take
Longtime House member opens up on his dementia diagnosis and his concerns about health care needs in Mississippi
There is no Confederate cemetery in Jefferson County, so why did the Legislature fund one?
Mississippi’s historically black colleges and universities are getting a boost from one of the state’s largest private employers. Nissan North America announced a $250,000 grant to help support science, technology, engineering and math programs at Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Hinds Community College-Utica Campus, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College and Tougaloo College. Jeffrey Webster, director of diversity and inclusion at Nissan North America, said in a news release that the company “recognizes that STEM education is critical to developing the next generation of innovators.” Nissan made a similar HBCU donation to Coahoma Community College in 2016, which helped promote STEM studies to 8 to 11-year-olds. The grant also helped pay for equipment, robotics and other materials.
Eight members of the Legislature received subpoenas in the yearlong case about control of the Jackson airport. Attorneys for members of the Jackson Municipal Airport authority filed notices on April 6 to serve subpoenas to legislators for documents going back five years related to the authority’s performance in managing the Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport as well as any information that went into the decision to introduce a bill in 2016 to install a new airport board. In 2016, lawmakers approved legislation that would replace the five-member board of commissioners selected by Jackson officials with a nine-member commission appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and supervisors in Madison and Rankin counties as well as Jackson officials. The bill prompted a lawsuit from the Rev. Jeffery Stallworth, a Jackson resident and former airport commissioner. The city of Jackson, along with each of the city council members, later joined Stallworth’s suit as plaintiffs in the federal suit.
A big parade and the return of “Miss Issippi” entertain afternoon crowds
Statehood commemorative stamp unveiled during South Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration
Two days of food, music and exhibits with a Mississippi accent
Legislation ranged from enhanced punishment for attacking first responders to beer sales on brewery premises
Funding for Transportation and Attorney General’s office left unresolved; Education funding rewrite never materialized
A scaled-back plan to fix streets in Jackson goes to the governor for signature into law
The missed deadline will likely mean the bill will need to be considered in a special session
Most state agencies will also see their budgets cut although lawmakers could not provide detailed information
Tupelo-area lawmaker vows to fight the disease like a hound dog