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Report: Inflation has negated benefits of historic 2022 teacher pay raise

The 2022 historic teacher pay raise has been largely negated by the impact of inflation, according to a new report. Mississippi First, an education policy ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, September 6, 2023 12:00 pm


Democratic nominee Shuwaski Young withdraws from secretary of state race

Shuwaski Young, the Democratic nominee for secretary of state, announced on Sunday that he intends to withdraw his candidacy from the general election. Young said ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Monday, August 28, 2023 10:00 am


Secretary of State candidates vow sweeping campaign finance reform, enforcement

NESHOBA COUNTY FAIR — Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Michael Watson on Thursday vowed to reform Mississippi’s lax campaign finance and lobbying reporting and nearly ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Saturday, July 29, 2023 12:26 pm


U.S. Supreme Court ends efforts to right wrongs of the 1890 Mississippi Constitution

By Bobby Harrison For decades, starting primarily in the 1950s, the federal courts have stepped in to right the wrongs of Mississippi’s racist 1890 state ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Sunday, July 16, 2023 6:44 pm


State ends fiscal year with $700M surplus, but collections may be slowing

Mississippi finished the just completed fiscal year with nearly $700 million in surplus funds, according to a preliminary report compiled and recently released by the ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Tuesday, July 11, 2023 4:09 pm


Is the Confederate flag still an issue in Mississippi elections? Chris McDaniel campaign tries to revive it

Mississippi’s former flag with a Confederate emblem in its canton was an issue — sometimes a major one — in state politics and elections for ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, June 28, 2023 11:11 am

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Vols end USM’s magical season, Berry’s remarkable career

BY RICK CLEVELAND MISSISSIPPI TODAY HATTIESBURG — Southern Miss fans didn’t want it to end, not the Super Regional, not the season, not the final ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Tuesday, June 13, 2023 5:00 pm


Supreme Court ruling in Alabama case could aid election lawsuits in Mississippi

Lawsuits alleging that Mississippi’s legislative and judicial districts dilute Black voter strength could be bolstered by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. In a surprise ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Tuesday, June 13, 2023 9:00 am


Nation’s debt default would hurt Mississippi’s already fragile jobs market more than most

Mississippi’s already lackluster employment numbers would be impacted more than most states if Congress does not raise the debt limit to pay the nation’s bills. ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:10 am


Gov. Bryant promised to release ‘all’ his welfare scandal-related texts. But some key ones are missing.

Former Gov. Phil Bryant opted Thursday to release hundreds of pages of text messages with figures in the Mississippi welfare scandal after initially fighting a ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Friday, May 5, 2023 11:00 am

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