Mississippi reactions to Justice Kennedy’s retirement announcement


WLOX/WDAM – Possible special session in works for sports betting

WLOX.com – The News for South Mississippi

Congressman Palazzo explains Immigration bill vote


#MS04: Democrat State Rep. Anderson’s campaign featured in Millennial Action Project


Congressman Thompson, Congressional Black Caucus #StandWithMaxine

Congressman Bennie Thompson retweeted this CBC release on Wednesday, June 27, 2018:

EmpowerMS promotes Special Needs ESA Lottery

The Mississippi Department of Education announced yesterday that a lottery for the Special Needs Education Scholarship Account (ESA) will be held on Friday, July 6, to award approximately 8 scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year.

This year the law funded 411 scholarships and as of yesterday, 403 have been awarded to returning students. Therefore, 8 scholarships are currently available for the upcoming year. There are 188 applicants on the waiting list today. Demand for the program continues to outpace available slots and many families will be forced to continue waiting for the Legislature to expand the program. 

The value of the scholarship will be $6,740. Families who wish to apply for the upcoming school year but have yet to do so must apply before next Friday.

Students who have received an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in the past five years are eligible. More information on eligibility, how to apply, and allowable expenses can be found here.

WJTV – State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney to mediate UMMC/BCBS dispute

Commissioner Mike Chaney set to act as mediator between University of Mississippi Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi.

The two giants are an at an impasse over the terms of coverage for patients who receive care from the hospital. The contract is set to expire June 30. If they cannot reach an agreement, patients may have to pay out of network rates for services.

Northern PSC Presley talks internet access in rural Mississippi


WJTV – AG Hood takes policy battles on the road