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Appeal Regarding Education Funding

The Mississippi Supreme Court is hearing arguments over the under funding of Mississippi’s Education Funding Formula. Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove is making his case to justices demanding the state pay $236 million dollars for shorting 21 school districts between 2010 and 2015 when lawmakers did not fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The districts […]
1 week ago
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Governor Speaks On Divisive Bill

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says a proposal that would make it more difficult to remove confederate monuments is impractical and unnecessarily divisive. During a news conference yesterday, the democratic governor wouldn’t say whether he would veto republican representative Thomas Carmody’s bill. But he called it “problematic” in its current form. Edwards’ comments came hours […]
1 week ago
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Confederate Monument Comes Down

The city of New Orleans has removed yet another monument earlier this morning.. The PGT Beauregard monument is the third of four confederate-era monuments removed from the city in recent weeks. The removal comes after the city had already taken down a statue of the confederacy’s only president and one other memorial. The city council […]
2 weeks ago
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School funding lawsuit

Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove will try to breathe new life into his lawsuit over school funding Wednesday, seeking to persuade Mississippi’s high court that a Hinds County judge was wrong to rule against school districts seeking more money. Musgrove argues the ruling was flawed because the oft-ignored law requiring full funding of the school formula […]
2 weeks ago
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Governor Seeking Federal Disaster Help

Governor Phil Bryant is trying to get to Mississippi counties federal disaster assistance. Yesterday Governor Bryant officially requested President Donald Trump declares the April 30th tornadoes in homes and Montgomery counties Disasters. Bryant also asks Trump to approve assistance to governments and non profit utilities in nine counties. Those funds could help pay to repair […]
2 weeks ago
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Economic growth in Mississippi

Economic growth accelerated in Mississippi in 2016, but still trails the national average. Mississippi’s economy grew 0.8 percent in 2016, compared to a 0.3 percent increase in 2015. Growth was led by retail trade and agriculture. The mining and construction sectors shrank. Nationwide, economic output rose 1.5 percent during 2016. Mississippi, with a $108 billion-plus […]
2 weeks ago
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Confederate Statue Comes Down New Orleans

A historical change in the city of New Orleans overnight. Masked crews, using a massive crane and trucks removed a controversial statue of former confederate President Jefferson Davis. It’s the second of four confederate-era monuments to be removed from city landmarks. Two weeks earlier, a monument to the battle of liberty place was taken down. […]
2 weeks ago
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Bodies found at Ole Miss

Thousands of bodies may be buried at the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus. They are former patients of a 19th century mental institution that once stood on a wooded area on the campus of Ole Miss. With plans in the works to build a new parking garage, it’s believed that up to 7,000 graves […]
2 weeks ago
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Legislators To Work On Road Funding

State lawmakers will head back to Jackson in less than a month to finish the state budget. Their work will include funding the Mississippi Department of Transportation. M-DOT’s commissioner says our roads and bridges are crumbling and has projected it will take about 400-million dollars per year over an eight year period to get infrastructure […]
2 weeks ago
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Lawsuit against officers targeting black people in Madison, Mississippi

A federal lawsuit says law enforcement officers in one majority-white Mississippi county are unfairly targeting black people for traffic stops and searches of homes and property without reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing. The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi sued the sheriff’s department in the Jackson suburb of Madison County. The suit seeks a court order […]