Southern Black Voters Overwhelmingly Favor School Choice, Poll Finds


Approximately nine in ten African-American voters across Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi favor school choice policies, according to a survey published by the Black Alliance for Educational Options. The poll also found between 55 and 58 percent of the 1,700 respondents would not send their children to public schools if they had a choice. “Middle … Continue reading Southern Black Voters Overwhelmingly Favor School Choice, Poll Finds

Senate Conservatives say Common Core’s race-based standards a case of blatant discrimination.


The Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC) announced today that member legislators plan to take a closer look at the Common Core Curriculum currently being implemented across the state, citing more overreach from the federal government, higher than expected costs, potentially lower overall standards, and the most recent revelation of possible race-based standards in the program … Continue reading Senate Conservatives say Common Core’s race-based standards a case of blatant discrimination.

Jackson abortion clinic owner under fire in Alabama for abortions performed without a license.


The State of Alabama issued a more than 70-page report last year accusing the New Woman All Women clinic of violating numerous rules, including making errors in delivering medication to patients and failing to ensure that staff was properly trained to provide safe patient care. The state said the clinic failed to ensure that physicians … Continue reading Jackson abortion clinic owner under fire in Alabama for abortions performed without a license.

How Mississippi Became Beer-Friendly


Oxford’s inaugural beer festival is a direct indication of the alcohol reformation taking place in Mississippi. Most of the beers provided at the festival this year were illegal in the state less than a year ago. The state had and still has some strict and odd regulations when it comes to alcohol. Yet, since being … Continue reading How Mississippi Became Beer-Friendly

Governor unveils Coast projects funded by BP money.


BP PLC is paying $69 million for interactive exhibits at a Hancock County science center, a concrete pathway on the beach at Pascagoula, up to six miles of shoreline and improvements at a park as part of Mississippi Gulf Coast restoration from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Gov. Phil Bryant said. The money is part … Continue reading Governor unveils Coast projects funded by BP money.

Auditor Pickering returns $92K to Tishomingo County from Chancery Clerk misappropriation.


State Auditor Stacey Pickering has returned $92,583.71 to the Tishomingo County Board of Supervisors following an investigation into former Chancery Clerk Hayden Ables’ misappropriation of public funds. The Auditor’s Office found that Ables used his position as chancery clerk to obtain personal benefit for services he did not perform. Ables submitted false documentation to the … Continue reading Auditor Pickering returns $92K to Tishomingo County from Chancery Clerk misappropriation.

House passes bill to repeal requirement for inspection stickers on vehicles.


UPDATE: For a detailed explanation on this bill and what will be done to get it passed in the 2014 session. CLICK HERE. The House voted 112-5 to repeal state law requiring motorists to get a Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection sticker, which cost $5 each. The measure was authored by Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson. It would … Continue reading House passes bill to repeal requirement for inspection stickers on vehicles.

Salter: Section 5 challenges on the horizon


The 10 states with the largest number of black elected officials in 2000 were: Mississippi (897), Alabama (731), Louisiana (701), Illinois (621), Georgia (582), South Carolina (540), Arkansas (502), North Carolina (498), Texas (475), and Michigan (340). But in the last decade, Section 5 states have begun to chafe under the law while the U.S. … Continue reading Salter: Section 5 challenges on the horizon

Mitchell: Mississippian’s don’t take advantage of public information


Complaining about too little access to public information has been a lifelong pursuit for me. Still, I think a “D+” grade assigned to Mississippi by a national group is too low. This state has plenty of good laws, plenty of verbal support for transparency at the highest levels of state government. The train jumps the … Continue reading Mitchell: Mississippian’s don’t take advantage of public information

Godfather Politics on Tate Reeves: One Man Blocks Mississippi’s Attempts To Pass Immigration Laws


Both Alabama and Arizona faced stiff legal challenges to their immigration laws.  In Alabama, most of their law was upheld and the result has been a substantial drop in unemployment.  Although many people believe that the Supreme Court struck down most of the Arizona immigration law, in reality, they only struck down 3 of 14 … Continue reading Godfather Politics on Tate Reeves: One Man Blocks Mississippi’s Attempts To Pass Immigration Laws