Mississippi will increase the lowest monthly welfare payments in the nation under a bill signed into law Wednesday by the state’s Republican governor. Mississippi has long been one of the poorest states in the U.S., and the measure made law by Gov. Tate... Read More.
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A Tennessee sports betting company has sued state officials to try to overturn their suspension of the firm’s sports book Tennessee Action 24/7 on Monday filed the lawsuit targeting Tennessee Lottery officials for suspending the company last week at the outset of the men’s... Read More.
By Newsroom One of Mississippi legislators’ most important jobs is to keep Medicaid alive beyond June 30, the end of the current state budget year. Medicaid is a health insurance program for the needy, aged, blind and disabled. It is paid by federal and state... Read More.
The Mississippi House passed a bill Tuesday that’s designed to help women who are pregnant or give birth while in jail or prison. House Bill 196 is called the “Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act.” It says leg restraints and handcuffs could not be used on an inmate who is pregnant or... Read More.
The Mississippi Senate on Tuesday rejected two proposals to expand Medicaid to people who work low-wage jobs that don’t provide private health insurance. Both votes fell along party lines. Democrats who are in the minority in the Senate voted for both expansion proposals, and Republicans who are in the majority... Read More.