JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The closing weeks of June have brought the first previews of what could be Mississippi’s 2019 race for governor — Jim Hood versus Tate Reeves. At this time last year, Phil […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Grab the nearest kindergartner and tell her this: Stay in school and study hard because Mississippi’s long-term economic outlook depends on you. If you slack off and drop out before getting […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — It’s not like 1987, at least not yet.
Efforts to raise money to repair and build highways just don’t have the broad push that lifted a major highway program to passage in the Legislature a generation ago.
Leaders of the Mississippi Department of Transportation and their allies in the Legislature continue to make the case that they need hundreds of millions of dollars per year to repave roads and fix bridges, as well as keep building new ones.
But they don’t seem to gaining much traction with the broader business and civic leadership in the state… […]