A look at the candidates and challenges in #MS03

by Alan Lange Rep. Gregg Harper’s announcement not to seek re-election in 2018 in January has touched off an unexpected political race of sorts.  While...

Should #msleg tinker with vaccination success by allowing for religious exemptions?

by Sarah Ulmer It's back before legislators, a bill that would allow religious exemptions for families who disagree with required vaccinations before their children can...

Rep. Jay Hughes’s “Let them eat cake” moment

By Alan Lange Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, was once famously quoted, upon being alerted that the peasants had no bread, as saying “let...

School Choice Day at the State Capitol; lawmakers push for parents to have a...

by Sarah Ulmer At the Capitol on Tuesday, parents, teachers and students from diverse backgrounds around Mississippi gathered with lawmakers to promote School Choice. For Leah...

Unemployment Rate Falls to Historic Low and Number of Jobs Rises to Historic High.

Mississippi’s Employment Situation – Latest Edition This is the latest information announced today by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell in December...

Senator Wicker’s “hot mic” moment is a tempest in a teapot

by Alan Lange Last night, "Bill Track Editor" Amelia Frappolli from CQ Roll Call tweeted a “hot mic” moment where it caught a seemingly sinister...

“It’s a tough sell” says author of Medical Marijuana bill @joelbomgar #msleg

The option to legalize medical marijuana is sitting before lawmakers during session this year after House Bill 391 was authored by Rep. Joel Bomgar...

MDOT out from under State Personnel Board could mean better salaries, but fewer workers

One bill in the House, HB355, could remove the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) from under the State Personnel Board. A request author for...

New Education Funding Formula passes in the House, will do away with MAEP #msleg...

Wednesday, the House passed the Mississippi Uniform Per Student Funding Formula Act of 2018, or HB957 with a vote of 66-54, two Democrats voting...

Which has a higher real poverty rate – Mississippi or California? SURPRISE!

In an op-ed this week's LA Times . . . Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico,...

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