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Medicaid expansion effort collapses in Republican-led Mississippi Legislature

May. 02, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Medicaid expansion efforts fizzled and died Thursday in Republican-led Mississippi because top lawmakers could not agree on a final proposal to send to the House and Senate. This was the first year that expansion has received serious legislative discussion in...

Mississippi legislative leaders swap proposals on possible Medicaid expansion

Apr. 26, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Senate leaders on Friday said for the first time that they are willing to expand Medicaid to the full level allowed under a federal law signed 14 years ago by then-President Barack Obama. But as part of negotiations with fellow Republicans in the...

Mississippi Senate blocks House proposal to revise school funding formula

Apr. 09, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are unlikely to create a new funding formula for public schools this year, after senators blocked a House proposal Tuesday — an action that creates tension during the final weeks of a four-month legislative session. Senate Education...

Mississippi state budget is expected to grow slightly in the coming year

Apr. 08, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Budget writers in the Mississippi Legislature will have slightly more money to spend during the coming year than they did in the current one. Top members of the House and Senate met Friday and set a revenue estimate of $7.6 billion for the year that begins...