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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 23, 2022 02:20 AM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. November 22, 2022. Editorial: A Broken Record On Income Tax Tate Reeves is not satisfied with the large income tax cuts the Mississippi Legislature has already enacted. The Republican governor still wants the income tax...

Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals risk closing

Nov. 22, 2022 17:32 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals are at risk of closing immediately or in the near future, according to the state's leading public health official. Dr. Daniel Edney, the state health officer, spoke to state senators at a hearing Monday about the...

EPA leader listens to water concerns in Mississippi capital

Nov. 15, 2022 20:36 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — EPA Administrator Michael Regan said Tuesday that the agency is still working on a plan to bring long-term improvements to the water system in Mississippi’s capital city, which came perilously close to collapsing more than two months ago. “I am here for...

Mississippi capital to hire emergency water plant workers

Nov. 10, 2022 20:16 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Local officials in Mississippi's capital city, where a late summer water crisis upended life for 150,00 people, have approved an emergency plan to increase staffing at the city's two water treatment plants. Jackson city council members voted Thursday to hire...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 10, 2022 15:37 PM EST

Columbus Dispatch. November 8, 2022. Editorial: Why don’t we support an economic impact package larger than the aluminum mill? In a hastily-called special session last week, the Mississippi Legislature overwhelmingly approved an $246 million incentive package to...

Mississippi House speaker not seeking reelection in 2023

Nov. 09, 2022 18:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One of the most powerful jobs in Mississippi government will be up for grabs because state House Speaker Philip Gunn of Clinton says he will not seek reelection to the Legislature in 2023. Gunn made the announcement in a statement Wednesday, saying he is...

Mississippi governor responds to probe of Jackson water woes

Nov. 07, 2022 19:37 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Monday released his response to a congressional investigation of the crisis that left 150,000 people in the state's capital city without running water for several days in late summer. Reeves said Jackson has received a...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 03, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. November 1, 2022. Editorial: Medicaid Expansion Would Bring Jobs, Too It’s a good bet that come Wednesday, the Legislature will quickly rubber-stamp the incentive package that Gov. Tate Reeves has put together to land a major new plant (or...

Mississippi lawmakers approve incentives for aluminum plant

Nov. 02, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers met in special session Wednesday and quickly approved nearly $247 million in state incentives for an aluminum plant that is supposed to bring 1,000 jobs to the northern part of the state by 2029. Many legislators voted on the incentives...

Mississippi governor seeks $240M in aid for economic project

Nov. 01, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he will ask legislators to approve about $240 million in state incentives for an economic development project in the northern part of the state. The Republican governor declined to name the company, saying he had...