WTOK – Democrats hold meeting to find solutions to state infrastructure crisis

CLARION LEDGER – Bill to make Medgar Evers’ home national monument needs Senate sponsors

The House approved late Tuesday a bill proposed by 2nd District Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, that would designate Evers’ home in Jackson as a national monument and put it under the National Park Service.


The measure, however, does not have a sponsor in the Senate — the next step on the way to enactment. The office of Republican Sen. Roger Wicker said Wednesday he plans to introduce a companion bill. The office did not say when.

WDAM – Gov. Bryant, USM athletics administrators react to sports betting in Mississippi 

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Sen. Wicker given SCA Congressional Leadership Award for his support of shipbuilding

 

WTOK – Trustees give final approval to university tuition increases

Trustees of Mississippi’s eight public universities gave final approval for tuition increases next fall.

The College Board discussed the plan in April and voted for a required second time Thursday without making any changes.

Tuition will increase by an average of 4 percent next fall.

Presidents say lingering effects from state budget cuts two years ago require them to raise more revenue from students.


The statewide average for two semesters of full-time tuition and fees will rise by an average of $303 to $7,805. That’s for an in-state undergraduate.

WJTV – U.S. Surgeon General examines opioid epidemic in Mississippi

Senators Wicker, Hyde-Smith congratulate new CIA Director on confirmation