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As activists demanded state flag change in 2020, Philip Gunn began counting GOP votes

A police officer murdered George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis. A team of police officers killed Breonna Taylor in her apartment in Kentucky. White ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 1:00 pm


Will Gunn run? Speaker signaling 2023 challenge of Gov. Tate Reeves

He’s been crisscrossing the state for months meeting with local leaders. He’s on track to have $1 million in his campaign coffer this year. He’s ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Friday, June 25, 2021 10:13 am


Gov. Reeves got $50 million in CARES Act money. Here’s how he spent it.

Gov. Tate Reeves and legislative leaders battled last year over who had the authority to spend $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds. The Legislature ultimately ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:00 pm

State/National News

Former MS representative killed outside trailer where sister’s body found

Former state Rep. Ashley Henley   Former state Rep. Ashley Henley of DeSoto County was shot and killed while mowing the grass outside the home ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:00 am


Senate panel ponders parameters of a new medical marijuana bill

The basic principles of the medical marijuana initiative approved by Mississippi voters in November — but struck down recently by the state Supreme Court — ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Friday, June 4, 2021 6:00 pm


Lawmakers can set special election for ballot initiative fix at any date

Votes by Mississippians on past efforts to amend the state Constitution have not been confined to November general elections. Various media reports and some politicians ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Friday, May 28, 2021 4:00 pm


Mississippi is testing the fewest residents per capita for COVID-19

For better or for worse, all COVID-related numbers in Mississippi are falling: infections, hospitalizations, deaths, vaccinations and tests. As with its vaccination rate, Mississippi is ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:00 pm


State’s economy rebounding, but growth expected to slow

Mississippi is poised to have its biggest spike in economic growth since 2008, according to the latest forecast report by the state economist. But that ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:00 am


Gov. Reeves ends previous COVID-19 restrictions, keeps school mask mandate

More than 14 months after COVID-19 reached Mississippi, Gov. Tate Reeves has rolled back all COVID-related restrictions except one. Reeves’ new executive order, issued Friday, essentially ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Monday, May 3, 2021 11:00 am


Is the Mississippi ballot initiative working as intended?

Mississippi voters’ right to change the state constitution hangs in the balance with the state Supreme Court, at a time when numerous groups are eyeing ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:00 pm

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