DELLINGER – Make Mississippi the Opportunity State

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America has always been called the Land of Opportunity. As far back as we can remember, parents have told their kids that with hard...

DELLINGER: AFP Action’s Reaction to Final Primary Debate

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By: Trey Dellinger Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves turned in another solid performance in last night’s GOP gubernatorial debate. Just because you say you’re a fiscal...

Empower Mississippi: The ESA program is working. Why is it so small?

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Just before the end of the 2019 legislative session, the state legislature acted on its 2015 promise to offer Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA) to...

Teachers talk strike, protests despite pay raise

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The legislative session ended with teachers receiving a pay raise of $1,500--a move that the Mississippi Association of Educators calls "pandering" and "insulting." Now another...

Empower MS: Recap of Extraordinary final week of session

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On Friday, the state legislature voted to increase funding for Education Scholarship Accounts from $3 million to $5 million, creating around 300 new scholarships...

EMPOWER MS – Program Aims to Equip Those Incarcerated Upon Release

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“Getting out.” That’s the focus of nearly all of those who enter Mississippi’s criminal justice system. But, sadly, for a number of those who do get...

Is there hope for special needs education appropriation this session?

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Lawmakers at the Capitol are hoping to Sine Die a full two weeks early and this week the House and Senate debate arguably some...

Op-Ed: Kids with autism will suffer without ESA or adequate options for therapy

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Sitting on a desk in Rankin County is the one hope a mother had for one of her twin daughters. It’s an Education Scholarship...

Fire safety must be addressed to save lives in Mississippi

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Special to Y'all Politics by Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney There were 80 fire-related deaths in 2018 in Mississippi. It’s a marked increase over 2017 when...

BIPEC to host 39th annual luncheon at Old Capitol Inn on 3/7

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BIPEC is set to host their 2019 Annual Meeting and Luncheon March 7, 2019, at 11:30 am at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson. The...

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