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Group 'reluctantly' suspends Medicaid expansion ballot push

May. 19, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group that was pushing to get Medicaid expansion on the ballot in Mississippi is “reluctantly” suspending its campaign, members announced Wednesday. The decision comes after the state Supreme Court ruled Friday that a medical marijuana...

Former Mississippi lawmaker named to new state courts role

May. 14, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Greg Snowden, the former House speaker pro tempore and a 20-year veteran of the Mississippi Legislature, has been named the next director of the Administrative Office of Courts. Snowden, 67, of Meridian, has been a practicing attorney in...

Petitioning starts for plan to expand Mississippi Medicaid

May. 11, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Health care professionals on Tuesday became the first people to sign petitions to put Medicaid expansion on the November 2022 ballot in Mississippi. Organizers of Initiative 76 have a year to gather more than 106,000 signatures. But to reach the...