Nov 22, 2021
Mississippi Today’s Adam Ganucheau, Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender discuss the unprecedented influx of federal money and the large state surplus and how those funds might be spent by the state’s political leadership, starting in the 2022 legislative session beginning Jan. 4.
Nov 15, 2021
Mississippi Today’s Adam Ganucheau and Bobby Harrison preview several factors that will make the 2022 legislative session one of the most contentious and important in recent history.
Nov 8, 2021
Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, the House minority leader, tells Mississippi Today’s Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender it is time to focus on spending the $1.8 billion in federal American Rescue Plan funds on pressing state needs such as health care, aid for essential workers, broadband and water and sewer. To do that,...
Nov 1, 2021
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is urging state, county and city officials to wisely spend billions in federal pandemic stimulus to tackle the state’s most pressing needs. These, he said, given the federal rules on spending the money, are clear: water, sewerage and broadband projects. He...
Oct 25, 2021
Mississippi Today political reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender discuss with House Judiciary B Chair Rep. Nick Bain, R-Corinth, the state provision imposing a lifetime voting ban on some people convicted of felonies and whether it could be changed without going through burdensome process of amending...