Apr 24, 2023
Mississippi Today political reporter Bobby Harrison talks with state Rep. Chris Bell, D-Jackson, about his new role as Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus chair. Bell is taking over for Sen. Angela Turner Ford, D-West Point, who held the post for four years. He talks about the role of the 53-member Black Caucus in...
Apr 17, 2023
Mississippi Today political reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender talk with veteran Rep. Tommy Reynolds, D-Water Valley, about the rules changes that occurred in the 1980s making the Mississippi House more democratic. As a young member of the House, Reynolds played a key role in writing those rules.
Apr 10, 2023
Mississippi Today's political team breaks down three major issues from the 2023 legislative session that will become inescapable issues during the 2023 election cycle.
Apr 3, 2023
Mississippi Today's political team breaks down how a small handful of lawmakers spend a few days behind closed doors and determine how to spend more than $6 billion in taxpayer funds. All lawmakers are then asked to vote for budget bills without having any real idea of how much they're voting to spend stacks up...