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Analysis: Mississippi faces big decisions on relief money

Nov. 07, 2021 17:02 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is running behind many other states in deciding how to spend billions of federal dollars for pandemic relief. Congress allocated $1.8 billion for Mississippi through the American Rescue Plan, and the first half of the money arrived in...

Hospitals lose more nurses after federal contract expires

Nov. 03, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health care providers say they may have to close floors and reduce patient beds after losing hundreds of nurses due to the recent expiration of a federal contract put in place to help the state battle the coronavirus pandemic. During...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Oct. 20, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

Tupelo Daily Journal. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: Hosemann, Gunn should cut a deal to eliminate state income taxes and expand Medicaid Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Speaker Philip Gunn have a unique opportunity to leave an indelible mark on Mississippi...

Green hydrogen hub in Mississippi to be largest in US

Oct. 20, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson-based company has announced plans to build a green hydrogen hub in Mississippi it says will be the largest of its kind in the U.S. and create an easier pathway for hard-to-decarbonize manufacturing industries to move away from fossil fuels. ...

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...

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...

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...

Mississippi gov: Still no word on medical marijuana session

Sep. 27, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday was still not saying whether he will call legislators into special session to enact a medical marijuana program and consider other issues that House and Senate leaders are promoting. “Nothing today,”...

Mississippi session requested on medical marijuana proposal

Sep. 24, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislative leaders said Friday that they are asking Republican Gov. Tate Reeves to call the House and Senate into special session to enact a medical marijuana program and approve financial help for hospitals. They also want legislators...