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Mississippi Today, Author at Daily Leader


MDOC officials to prisoners: Take COVID-19 vaccine or face serious consequences

Leaders of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the agency that oversees the state’s prison system, publicly say COVID-19 vaccines are not mandatory inside prisons and ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Friday, April 2, 2021 2:00 pm


Lawmakers send parole expansion to Gov. Reeves, who vetoed last try

Advocates of changing Mississippi laws to expand parole opportunities for state inmates are hoping their efforts will be more favorably received by Gov. Tate Reeves ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Friday, April 2, 2021 1:00 pm


‘We got totally screwed’: Dobbs explains why Mississippi trails others in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the race to return to normalcy is a numbers game, contingent on vaccinating as many people as ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:00 pm


Top education boards may lack quorums after inaction from Gov. Tate Reeves

Gov. Tate Reeves has not made appointments to fill vacancies on Mississippi’s two main education boards — a move the chairwoman of the state Board ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Monday, March 29, 2021 6:00 pm


Reeves signs law that allows troopers to use radar in cities

When a group of people shut down Interstate-55 in Jackson on New Year’s weekend, officers of the Mississippi Highway Patrol were of no use to ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:00 pm


No bill alive in Legislature to keep Medicaid going

No bill is currently alive in the Mississippi Legislature to continue the state’s Division of Medicaid past June 30. The House and Senate have killed ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:00 pm


House kills effort to shuffle Archives and History board by historic margin

A Senate bill, opposed by many of the state’s historians, that would give the governor and lieutenant governor authority to appoint members of the Mississippi ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:00 pm


MDOT director resigns amid political fire

Mississippi Department of Transportation Director Melinda McGrath, who has led the agency for a decade, announced her resignation Tuesday under political fire from lawmakers. Lawmakers, ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:00 pm


Congress approves $1.9T stimulus package

A Congress riven along party lines approved a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a triumph on ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:06 pm


As Jackson residents suffer during historic water crisis, state leaders keep their distance

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann is one of the most powerful residents of Jackson, where about 40,000 of his neighbors — mostly Black — are in ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Friday, March 5, 2021 9:00 am

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