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MS To Increase Lowest Welfare Payments In U

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.

MS Lawmakers Mull Medicaid Revisions

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.

MS Bill Could Help Inmates During Pregnancy, Birth

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.

MS Senate Rejects 2 Proposals To Expand Medicaid

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.