JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi budget hearings (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is criticizing Mississippi Department of Mental Health leaders for giving pay raises to some employees the […]
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday they want to change Mississippi’s education funding formula to try to push more money into classrooms and less into administrative expenses. The comments by Lt. Gov. […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he wants to eliminate Mississippi’s $5 annual vehicle inspection sticker, decrease the cost for a concealed-carry gun permit and revamp the school funding formula. […]
COLLINS, Mississippi (AP) — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and his security officer were not injured Monday in a two-vehicle accident in Collins. The Highway Patrol says Reeves and his security detail were driving a Patrol […]
CLARKSDALE, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers will start 2014’s work at noon Tuesday. Even as revenues continue to rise, some leaders are emphasizing holding down new spending and making sure money is spent well. Those […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — It was grant money to pay for school security, but two-thirds of Mississippi’s public school districts weren’t interested. At Lt. Gov Tate Reeves’ behest this spring, the Legislature set aside $5 […]
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday that he’s calling lawmakers into special session at 10 a.m. Thursday to keep the state’s Medicaid program alive and funded once the new state fiscal year begins July 1.
The Republican is not asking lawmakers to expand Medicaid, which is an option under the federal health care law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010.
Many Democrats have been pushing to expand Medicaid or to allow low-income working people to use federal subsidies to buy insurance on the private market.
However, Republican leaders say the state can’t afford to add another 300,000 people to Medicaid, and they don’t want to increase people’s dependence on government programs. […]
– A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Grammy Museum was held at Delta State’s Derrall Foreman Golf Course near Highway 8 in Cleveland on Tuesday, June 11.
The event was organized by Cleveland Music Foundation.
Gov. Phil Bryant presented a check for $2 million to the project. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Sen. Willie Simmons were scheduled to speak. Deputy Director of Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in Los Angeles Rita George was also scheduled to address the crowd. […]