WLOX – Computer science education bill introduced in Miss. Senate

Computer science education bill introduced in Miss. Senate

A bill that would require Mississippi public schools to offer computer science to all elementary and high school students has been introduced in the Mississippi Senate.

Senate Bill 2284, championed by C Spire, was introduced by Sen. Scott DeLano and seven co-sponsors. The bill comes after a a campaign aimed at encouraging educators and public policy leaders to promote a computer science in the state.

“We need more rigorous computer science standards in all our schools so that students have the knowledge, skills and abilities to compete for the best jobs in the new 21st century economy,” DeLano said in a news release.

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WDAM – Rep. Guest speaks at Covington County Chamber meeting

Rep. Guest speaks at Covington County Chamber meetingMississippi’s Third District congressman spoke to a meeting of Covington County business leaders Tuesday night.

Republican Rep. Michael Guest addressed a general membership meeting of the Covington County Chamber of Commerce.

He spoke about economic opportunities in the state and nation. He also talked about economic challenges that face us.

“Nationally, our economy is the best that we’ve seen in our lifetime, 3.6 percent unemployment, we’ve added 635,000 new jobs, just over the last three months alone, recent trade deals, the USMCA, the China trade agreement, the trade deal with Taiwan,” Guest said. “We’re going to see increased demand for American products and American production.”

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WTVA – City council tables proposal to use tax returns to pay fines

Image for City council tables proposal to use tax returns to pay fines On Tuesday the Tupelo City Council tabled a proposal that would take state tax return money from the people who owe fines to the city and put the money towards the unpaid fine.

The council voted unanimously stating they had more questions about the process.