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State’s economy rebounding, but growth expected to slow

Mississippi is poised to have its biggest spike in economic growth since 2008, according to the latest forecast report by the state economist. But that ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:00 am


Gov. Reeves ends previous COVID-19 restrictions, keeps school mask mandate

More than 14 months after COVID-19 reached Mississippi, Gov. Tate Reeves has rolled back all COVID-related restrictions except one. Reeves’ new executive order, issued Friday, essentially ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Monday, May 3, 2021 11:00 am


Is the Mississippi ballot initiative working as intended?

Mississippi voters’ right to change the state constitution hangs in the balance with the state Supreme Court, at a time when numerous groups are eyeing ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:00 pm


State Supreme Court to hear medical marijuana arguments today

  Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler on Oct. 26 filed a challenge to ballot Initiative 65 on medical marijuana, saying it was not properly before ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:00 am


MDOC officials to prisoners: Take COVID-19 vaccine or face serious consequences

Leaders of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the agency that oversees the state’s prison system, publicly say COVID-19 vaccines are not mandatory inside prisons and ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Friday, April 2, 2021 2:00 pm


Lawmakers send parole expansion to Gov. Reeves, who vetoed last try

Advocates of changing Mississippi laws to expand parole opportunities for state inmates are hoping their efforts will be more favorably received by Gov. Tate Reeves ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Friday, April 2, 2021 1:00 pm


‘We got totally screwed’: Dobbs explains why Mississippi trails others in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the race to return to normalcy is a numbers game, contingent on vaccinating as many people as ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:00 pm


Top education boards may lack quorums after inaction from Gov. Tate Reeves

Gov. Tate Reeves has not made appointments to fill vacancies on Mississippi’s two main education boards — a move the chairwoman of the state Board ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Monday, March 29, 2021 6:00 pm


Reeves signs law that allows troopers to use radar in cities

When a group of people shut down Interstate-55 in Jackson on New Year’s weekend, officers of the Mississippi Highway Patrol were of no use to ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:00 pm


No bill alive in Legislature to keep Medicaid going

No bill is currently alive in the Mississippi Legislature to continue the state’s Division of Medicaid past June 30. The House and Senate have killed ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:00 pm

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