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Medicaid expansion proposal advances through Republican-led Mississippi House, will go to Senate

Feb. 28, 2024 18:01 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican-led House passed a bill Wednesday that would expand Medicaid benefits to hundreds of thousands more residents in one of the poorest states in the U.S. — a landmark shift after state leaders refused to consider the policy for years. ...

Mississippi's Republican-led House will consider Medicaid expansion for the first time

Feb. 27, 2024 20:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is one step closer to what would be a landmark shift in health care policy, with the Republican-led House preparing to debate expansion of Medicaid benefits to hundreds of thousands more residents in one of the poorest states in the U.S. The House...

Republican Mississippi governor ignores Medicaid expansion and focuses on jobs in State of the State

Feb. 26, 2024 19:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said he intentionally avoided hot-button issues and political conflict in his State of the State speech Monday, instead calling for legislators to support economic development by funding roads, ports and bridges. Reeves...

2 National Guard members die in northeast Mississippi helicopter crash

Feb. 23, 2024 18:13 PM EST

BALDWYN, Miss. (AP) — Two National Guard members died after a helicopter crashed Friday afternoon during a training flight in northeast Mississippi, officials said. The aircraft went down in a wooded area near Baldwyn, Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar told WTVA-TV. The site is...

Mississippi governor announces new law enforcement operation to curb crime in capital city

Feb. 13, 2024 19:23 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officials have surged local, state and federal resources to Mississippi’s capital city for a new operation aimed at curbing violent crime, drug trafficking and other offenses, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Tuesday. Reeves and other officials...

Can public money go to private schools? Mississippi Supreme Court hears arguments

Feb. 06, 2024 17:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is violating its own constitution with a law that would put public money into infrastructure grants for private schools, attorneys for a public education advocacy group argued Tuesday to the state Supreme Court. But one attorney representing the...

Mississippi Republican governor again calls for phasing out personal income tax in his budget plan

Feb. 01, 2024 10:12 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is renewing his call for legislators to phase out the state's personal income tax over several years, and he is asking them to spend more money on economic development, highways and the judiciary. The Republican governor is also...

Mississippi could regulate insurers' prior authorization for coverage of medical services

Jan. 31, 2024 15:02 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators voted Wednesday to set rules for how insurance companies decide whether to cover medical procedures or prescription drugs, a process known as prior authorization. Insurance companies that require prior authorization for health care...

Mississippi legislators approve incentives for 2 large data centers by Amazon Web Services

Jan. 25, 2024 18:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers met in special session Thursday and quickly approved job training money and other state incentives to support a plan by Amazon Web Services to spend $10 billion to build two data centers in the central part of the state. Republican Gov....

Mississippi governor pushes state incentives to finalize deal for 2 data processing centers

Jan. 24, 2024 13:41 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A tech company will invest $10 billion to build two data processing centers that will create 1,000 jobs in central Mississippi, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday. Reeves said it will be the state's largest-ever private corporate investment — four...