Politicians are expected to give a rosy picture during their executive addresses. And especially when it’s their final one before leaving office, as it was for Gov. Phil Bryant Tuesday, then the speech is a way to frame the discussion about their legacy.
Momentum is building across Mississippi to allow rural electric cooperatives to provide high-speed internet. The state House Public Utilities Committee passed a bill Monday that would do so, and it seems likely that the idea will ultimately pass with support from both Republicans and Democrats.
A book released this week by a veteran reporter points out the problems, proven by both science and experience, caused by marijuana use.
Gas prices below $2 a gallon give Mississippi legislators cover to do something they’ve been dragging their feet on for half a decade: Raising the state’s gas tax to a level that will sustain the state’s highways and bridges.
Rewatching the classic “Mary Poppins” this week reminded us of an important lesson that families of all eras need to be reminded of from time to time.
Citing anonymous sources in the state health care industry, Mississippi Today reported recently that Gov. Phil Bryant, a longtime opponent of Medicaid expansion, is now exploring the possibility. It’s based on an Indiana program started in 2015 by then-governor and now-Vice President Mike Pence.
When Mississippi a few years back began relaxing its restrictions on hunters baiting deer, one of the voices raised in opposition came from the Mississippi Wildlife Federation.
We’re used to seeing in the national news negative interactions between police and residents, especially young black men. So how encouraging is it to see the photo on today’s front page of a smiling young man receiving a gift card from Columbia police?