Mississippi Today, Author at Daily Leader


State economist refutes politicians’ claim that Mississippi cannot afford Medicaid expansion

The most common refrain of prominent Mississippi elected officials who have long rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act — that the ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 pm


Upset over vaccine mandate, Gov. Reeves says he will sue

Gov. Tate Reeves said he intends to be among a group of Republican governors suing President Joe Biden to block the president’s effort to require ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Monday, September 13, 2021 1:00 pm


Mississippi’s hospital system could fail within 5-10 days; Gov. Reeves says to ‘remain calm’

As Mississippi’s top medical professionals worked to sound the alarm on Wednesday about an imminent failure of the state’s hospital system due to the surging ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Thursday, August 12, 2021 4:00 pm


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

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