MDOT isn’t the problem

A performance audit of the Mississippi Department of Transportation released this week revealed few major potential cost savings.

Its biggest finding was that MDOT could save $13 million in future costs by not replacing under-utilized vehicles. That's only roughly 1 percent of the agency's $1.1 billion budget.

Prisons grab center stage

This is not the issue Gov. Tate Reeves expected to dominate his first month in office. But as the state prison system’s inmate death count continues to rise, it’s clear the governor faces an early test of his crisis management abilities.


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