School Choice Day at the State Capitol; lawmakers push for parents to have a...

by Sarah Ulmer At the Capitol on Tuesday, parents, teachers and students from diverse backgrounds around Mississippi gathered with lawmakers to promote School Choice. For Leah...

Unemployment Rate Falls to Historic Low and Number of Jobs Rises to Historic High.

Mississippi’s Employment Situation – Latest Edition This is the latest information announced today by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell in December...

Senator Wicker’s “hot mic” moment is a tempest in a teapot

by Alan Lange Last night, "Bill Track Editor" Amelia Frappolli from CQ Roll Call tweeted a “hot mic” moment where it caught a seemingly sinister...

“It’s a tough sell” says author of Medical Marijuana bill @joelbomgar #msleg

The option to legalize medical marijuana is sitting before lawmakers during session this year after House Bill 391 was authored by Rep. Joel Bomgar...

MDOT out from under State Personnel Board could mean better salaries, but fewer workers

One bill in the House, HB355, could remove the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) from under the State Personnel Board. A request author for...

New Education Funding Formula passes in the House, will do away with MAEP #msleg...

Wednesday, the House passed the Mississippi Uniform Per Student Funding Formula Act of 2018, or HB957 with a vote of 66-54, two Democrats voting...

Which has a higher real poverty rate – Mississippi or California? SURPRISE!

In an op-ed this week's LA Times . . . Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico,...

Medicaid Reauthorization: Wiggins says ‘the time is now’

One of the mostly highly anticipated topics of conversation for the 2018 Legislative session, Medicaid Reauthorization, will soon be addressed as bills begin to...

Mississippi Matters expose on Jim Hood’s backdoor attempt to route settlement money

Jim Hood tries to circumvent Legislature to spend funds on financial literacy program by Steve Wilson A recent financial literacy initiative announced in September by Attorney General Jim...

Bias, thy name is Mississippi Today

By Alan Lange This week, Governor Phil Bryant gave his next to last State of the State address.  After the address, Mississippi Today let loose...

Block title