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GOP Gov Demands Bill Countering Obama's Gun Measures

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Hours before President Barack Obama rolled out his list of executive actions on gun violence, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) was already asking key ...

Mississippi Republicans Lock Horns Over Conservative Response To Obamacare

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

The ongoing brouhaha between the Republican governor of Mississippi and the Republican insurance commissioner over Obamacare offers some insight into ...

In New Year, Will Mississippi Really Make Progress In Education?

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd Blog. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has vowed to focus on education when this ...

Jeffrey Young

Idaho's GOP Governor Makes Key Obamacare Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Idaho will be the fifth Republican-led state to participate in a key element of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Ott...

Mississippi Budget Pushes For Literacy, Merit Pay Over Pre-K

| Jackie Mader | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mississippi will probably not fund or create public pre-kindergarten op...

Mississippi Charter Schools Get A Second Chance

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Republicans in Mississippi intend to fight for charter schools during t...

Affordable Health Care Is a Job Creator

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Ronnie Musgrove

If he would just allow Medicaid expansion, he would be well on his way to his goal. As for the one million Floridians who would otherwise no longer be uninsured -- well, you're up Coconut Creek without a fan boat.

Jeffrey Young

Poor, Uninsured And Staying That Way: Why GOP Governors Won't Expand Medicaid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business

If you're poor and you live in the South, there's a good chance health care reform won't reach you. Intransigent Republican governors from Florida to ...

Obamacare Rejection Leaves People Uninsured

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and ...

GOP: Lack of Insurance Revokes Sanctity of Life

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In the case of fetuses and rich people, Republicans insist on the sanctity of life. But in the case of destitute people, infants who imprudently choose working-poor parents and struggling young adults the GOP says there's nothing sacred about their lives.

Mississippi Governor: It's 'Unfortunate' Church Blocked Black Wedding

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 10.02.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday it is "unfortunate" that a predominantly white church in the state wouldn't all...

The Early Childhood Education Gap In Mississippi

| Jackie Mader | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The Hechinger Report is taking an extended look at why the children of Mississippi often r...

Controversial Abortion Law's Fate In Hands Of GOP-Appointed Judge

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Although restricting abortion has long been a conservative goal in Mississippi, the Republican-appointed judge considering the const...

State Could Soon Have Zero Abortion Clinics

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi could soon become the only state without an abortion clinic because of a new law taking effect this weekend. Critics say...

Gov. Bryant, There Is No 'Non-Denominational' School Prayer

Zinnia Jones | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Zinnia Jones

When the civil government decides that a certain faith should be honored in schools and other public institutions, it positions itself as the arbiter of which religious beliefs are true or false.

Mississippi Gov: 'It's Not A Bad Thing For Children To Hear Prayer In School'

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.05.2012 | Education

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant last week advocated for nondenominational school prayer in front of an audience of teenagers, the Clarion Ledger reports....

Sex Ed Seeks To Fight America's Worst Teen Pregnancy Rate

AP | LAURA TILLMAN | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

MARKS, Miss. -- With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling a...

Mississippi Gov Responds To North Carolina Gov's Jab

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Friday it was "petty" for North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to insult Mississippi while bemo...

GOP Governor: Democrats' 'One Mission In Life Is To Abort Children'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R), in defending his decision to sign a bill that could shut down Mississippi's only abortion clinic, told conservat...

Barbour Pardon Controversy Causes Reversal

AP | JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Amid controversy over pardons issued by then-Gov. Haley Barbour, inmate trusties will no longer work at Mississippi's Governor'...

New Mississippi Gov Supports Reduced Power After Barbour Fiasco

The Sun Herald | Geoff Pender | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Gov. Phil Bryant supports a constitutional amendment to reduce gubernatorial clemency powers "to very narrow guidelines" on which the public would vot...

The Next Blagojevich...

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 02.15.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

Why does corruption seem to thrive in our wonderful state (and my native Chicago!), and what can citizens do to stop it?

Barbour-Backed Civil Rights Museum Approved By Mississippi Lawmakers

AP | By SHELIA BYRD | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Lawmakers on Monday approved a bill authorizing the multimillion-dollar construction of two new Mississippi museums – one devo...