JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi House voted Thursday against expanding Medicaid to more than 230,000 uninsured working poor residents. Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, pushed for expansion as the House considered House Bill 1481, an […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi House Thursday passed a bill meant to ensure teachers get a full paycheck in August, but school board leaders say they don’t believe the proposal is legal. The dispute […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi House engaged in a contentious four-hour debate Wednesday before voting largely along party lines to pass a bill that would require drug testing for some people applying for welfare. […]
Mississippi government would directly fund a limited preschool program for the first time under a bill on its way to Gov. Phil Bryant.
The House and Senate on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 2395, which would send money to regional groups of preschool providers. The House favored the measure 97-17, while the Senate voted for it 37-11.
The state would create a preschool program that could serve 1,325 4-year-olds in its first year, using a $3 million appropriation. Groups of preschool providers would have to apply for grants and would use private donations, federal money or other funds to match the state money. […]