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Mississippi House approves mobile sports betting

The state House on Thursday approved legislation to legalize mobile sports betting, putting Mississippi on track to join a growing number of states to legalize ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Friday, February 2, 2024 3:15 pm

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‘The life and breath of communities’: Hospital leaders say Medicaid expansion still needed

Gov. Tate Reeves’ Medicaid payment changes, pitched during the eleventh-hour of a heated reelection campaign and his only major health plan during his first four ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Thursday, February 1, 2024 3:00 pm

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Mississippi House committee passes online sports betting bill

Online sports betting would become legal in Mississippi under a proposal that advanced Tuesday evening in a state House committee meeting. The House Gaming Committee ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Thursday, February 1, 2024 12:02 pm

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MS House passes ballot initiative proposal that would prevent voters from using it to change abortion ban

Mississippians would be prevented from placing an initiative on the ballot to change the state’s strict anti-abortion laws under a proposal passed Wednesday by the ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Thursday, January 25, 2024 9:57 am

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The Reeves-Presley 2023 campaign was the most expensive governor’s race in state history

The bitter 2023 election between Republican Gov. Tate Reeves and Democratic challenger Brandon Presley was the most expensive governor’s race in Mississippi’s history, according to ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Thursday, January 18, 2024 5:00 pm

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Coalition of 36 organizations pushes lawmakers for Medicaid expansion in Mississippi

As Medicaid expansion remains a top political issue in Mississippi — and sure to be debated this legislative session — one group will be advocating for the ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, January 17, 2024 2:00 pm

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In Mississippi, MLK Day is also Robert E. Lee Day. This lawmaker wants to change that

Many Mississippians are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday as both a federal and state holiday. But in Mississippi, Monday is also a ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Monday, January 15, 2024 9:52 am

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Mississippi opts out of federal summer food program, Reeves cites opposition to ‘welfare state’ expansion

Gov. Tate Reeves’ office says Mississippi won’t participate in a federal summer food program for children because of his desire to reject “attempts to expand ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Friday, January 12, 2024 9:15 am

Capitol Police blocked roads around the Mississippi State Capitol on the morning of Jan. 3, 2024, in response to a bomb threat. Credit: Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today

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Mississippi Capitol closed after bomb threat on second day of legislative session

Capitol staffers were being turned away from the building early Wednesday morning after a bomb threat, Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell confirmed to Mississippi Today. ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, January 3, 2024 10:44 am

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Welfare scandal defendant sues Gov. Tate Reeves, claims he’s protecting himself and political allies

A defendant in the state’s welfare scandal lawsuit sued Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday, claiming the governor is illegally controlling the lawsuit to protect himself ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, October 11, 2023 5:00 pm

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