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Legislators expect extension, not expansion of Medicaid

Posted 6/25/2013 in State

Hours after Governor Phil Bryant announced a Thursday special session of the state legislature to address Medicaid concerns, Senator Terry Burton, R-Newton, spoke with future nurse practitioners on the Mississippi University for Women campus.

 

Survey: Mississippi 49th in U.S. in child well-being

Posted 6/25/2013 in State

Mississippi is 49th overall for the well-being of children, according to a new national survey released Monday.

 

 

Coroner: Police kill gunman at Miss. church

Posted 6/24/2013 in State

 

 

Police search for teen who hit photographer

Posted 6/24/2013 in State

 

Blues singer Bobby 'Blue' Bland dies at 83

Posted 6/24/2013 in State

Bobby "Blue" Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further On Up the Road," died Sunday. He was 83.

 

Heroin, thousands in cash seized in Laurel bust

Posted 6/22/2013 in State

 

 

Federal judge critical of Miss. tort caps

Posted 6/22/2013 in State

 

 

Insurers may skip health plans in much of Miss.

Posted 6/21/2013 in State

People in 36 of Mississippi's 82 counties may not be able to buy health insurance through the new federal online marketplace when it starts enrolling customers in October. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says two insurers have announced offerings so far, planning to serve 46 counties.

 

 

Fitch: 2014 earliest to open prepaid college plan

Posted 6/20/2013 in State

 

 

Hospitals sue Blue Cross Blue Shield over payments

Posted 6/20/2013 in State

 

 

Report says most Miss. education schools mediocre

Posted 6/19/2013 in State

Mississippi's teacher training programs are mediocre at best, according to a group pushing for changes in how the nation trains teachers.

 

 

AG Hood say he'll subpoena Google on drugs

Posted 6/19/2013 in State

 

 

Miss. supes discussing county budgets

Posted 6/17/2013 in State

Mississippi supervisors gather on the Gulf Coast this week to talk about roads and bridges, economic development, water resources and other issues.

 

 

Police: Evidence backs up self-defense in shooting

Posted 6/17/2013 in State

 

Defense lawyers: Review cases involving Hayne

Posted 6/17/2013 in State

Some defense lawyers are calling for an independent review of cases involving a pathologist whose testimony prompted the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn two convictions.

 

Miss. community college tuition to rise in fall

Posted 6/15/2013 in State

Tuition at Mississippi's community colleges will increase by an average of about 6 percent this fall. Of Mississippi's 15 independently governed community colleges, 11 are choosing to raise charges on students, according to figures from the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges.

 

 

Sheriffs can ban open guns from courthouses

Posted 6/14/2013 in State

 

 

Mississippi commemorates Medgar Evers' civil rights work

Posted 6/13/2013 in State

Civil rights leader Medgar Evers helped create a more inclusive and open Mississippi by increasing black voter registration, Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday during a service marking the 50th anniversary of Evers' assassination.

 

 

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