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Reeves: Work still happening on medical marijuana proposal

Oct. 12, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he and legislative leaders are continuing to negotiate changes in a proposal to create a medical marijuana program, including putting tight limits on how much of the medicine one person could buy. The...

Analysis: Race theory report aims to sway policymakers

Oct. 10, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican candidates in Mississippi and across the U.S. have been raising money for months by promising to ban teaching of critical race theory. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn both made that pledge a central theme of their stump speeches...

Vicksburg mayor hires attorney as his new chief of staff

Oct. 06, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. has hired a local attorney as his new chief of staff, and she begins work Thursday. The Vicksburg Post reported that Tiffany R. Pendleton will succeed Sam Andrews, who had been Flaggs' top aide for three years....

Dispute over Mississippi House race goes to state high court

Oct. 04, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court acted quickly Monday to block a circuit judge's order in a dispute over whether a special election is needed to fill a vacancy in the state House of Representatives. Two people signed up to run in a Nov. 2 special...

Today in History

Sep. 30, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2021. There are 92 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 30, 1962, James Meredith, a Black student, was escorted by federal marshals to...

Mississippi employment security agency getting new leader

Sep. 29, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi governor has named a new leader for the agency that helps people search for jobs and administers unemployment benefits. Robin Stewart will become interim executive director of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Gov....

Reeves: No date for legislative session on medical marijuana

Sep. 29, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday he is working with legislative leaders on details about how the state will pay for a proposed medical marijuana program. The Republican governor said he will call lawmakers to the Capitol for a special...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 29, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

The (McComb) Enterprise-Journal. Sept. 28, 2021. Editorial: Marijuana Bill Is An Improvement It’s often easy to criticize the Mississippi Legislature, which like any group of elected officials is composed of people with vastly differing...

Dobbs: Funding for medical marijuana regulation is a concern

Sep. 28, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi state health officer said Tuesday that he’s concerned about how the Health Department would receive money for its part in licensing and regulating a proposed medical marijuana program. Dr. Thomas Dobbs said some regulatory...

Vicksburg mayor loses staffer to Reeves administration

Sep. 28, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A staffer in the mayor's office in the City of Vicksburg has resigned to take a post with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves' administration. Sam Andrews announced his resignation Sunday as chief of staff and executive assistant to Mayor George Flaggs...