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1st legal medical marijuana sales are made in Mississippi

Jan. 26, 2023 12:23 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Patients have started buying medical marijuana in Mississippi, nearly a year after the products were legalized in the state. The Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association said in a news release Thursday that the first purchases happened Wednesday at The...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 26, 2023 01:04 AM EST

Vicksburg Post. January 24, 2023. Editorial: It’s simple — We need to address the state’s health care crisis If it’s what the majority of the electorate wants, shouldn’t we be able to get it? That’s a simple question with a complex answer,...

Mississippi secretary of state, GOP's Watson, seeks 2nd term

Jan. 25, 2023 18:38 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Michael Watson filed qualifying papers Wednesday to run for a second term as Mississippi secretary of state, ending speculation that he might instead challenge Gov. Tate Reeves in the GOP primary. Watson had told The Associated Press on Monday that...

Mississippi doctor against vaccine mandate runs for governor

Jan. 23, 2023 14:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi doctor who leads a group of physicians opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates has filed paperwork to challenge Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves in the state’s Republican primary. Dr. John Witcher is the only Republican other than Reeves who has...

Mississippi House OKs ban on minors' gender-confirming care

Jan. 19, 2023 19:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Mississippi House voted Thursday to ban gender-confirming care for minors, joining about a dozen other conservative states in trying to restrict health care access for young transgender people. Republican Rep. Nick Bain said in...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 18, 2023 18:21 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. January 14, 2023. Editorial: Presley Will Give Reeves A Battle For the last decade it’s been said that only two Democrats in Mississippi had a fighting chance of taking the Governor’s Mansion in this Republican-dominated state. ...

Democrat Brandon Presley joins race for Mississippi governor

Jan. 12, 2023 16:15 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Brandon Presley, a Democrat in his fourth term as a Mississippi utilities regulator, announced Thursday that he is running for governor this year, saying he believes state government and the current Republican governor are disconnected from the needs of working people. ...

Mississippi governor bans TikTok from government devices

Jan. 11, 2023 19:43 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — TikTok will be banned from all Mississippi-issued government devices and the state’s network, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Wednesday in a letter to department and agency heads. The Republican said he issued the directive to safeguard sensitive information from...

Black Caucus pushes to revive initiatives, expand Medicaid

Jan. 11, 2023 15:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus will push this year to revive an initiative process, ease the restoration of voting rights for former inmates, expand Medicaid, provide oversight for welfare spending and ensure that all parts of the state have access to high-speed...

Mississippi lawmakers won't challenge vetoes for projects

Jan. 05, 2023 16:56 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers will not try to override Republican Gov. Tate Reeves' vetoes of spending for several projects, including improvements to a state-owned golf course in Jackson. Reeves struck down nearly $27 million worth of projects in late April, after...