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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.
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Sen. Wicker given SCA Congressional Leadership Award for his support of shipbuilding
— SCA (@ShipbuildersUSA) May 17, 2018
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.
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Senators Wicker, Hyde-Smith congratulate new CIA Director on confirmation
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) May 17, 2018
Gina Haspel will be the most qualified director the @CIA has ever had. I am confident she is the right person at the right time to lead our global intelligence programs. My full statement ➡ https://t.co/Mc5QbmNG9Y pic.twitter.com/KWAGY9spiE
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) May 17, 2018