BY: Senator Angela Hill Last week, I and my fellow Senators in the Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition found evidence of racially discriminatory policy in testing expectations arising from the adoption and implementation of Common Core State standards in Mississippi. These standards are currently being rolled out across the state by the Mississippi Department of Education. … Continue reading HILL: Mississippi Can Do Better Than Common-Core
Oktibbeha County School District to discuss consolidation
Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley will discuss school district consolidation at a regular monthly meeting at noon today in the district’s office, following two called meetings held May 14 and May 22 to deal with matters related to personnel and student transfers. Pulley is one of seven members of a commission that will … Continue reading Oktibbeha County School District to discuss consolidation
#MSPEP2013SoS Infographic-Medicaid Expansion
Of the 68 percent who think developing a plan to tackle Health Care Reform issues is important, the prevailing belief is that Medicaid expansion must be rejected. Related articles #MSPEP2013SoS Infographic-State Debt Planning. (mississippipep.wordpress.com) Florida rejects Medicaid expansion, leaves 1 million uninsured (democraticunderground.com)
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.
High number of absentee ballots has Sec. Hosemann watching municipal elections closely.
The Secretary of State’s Office will conduct a thorough review of absentee ballots cast in some cities in the upcoming Municipal Primary Election. This review comes on the heels of several complaints from municipal clerks, elected officials, and citizens regarding a high number of absentee ballots cast thus far in the primary. “A high number … Continue reading High number of absentee ballots has Sec. Hosemann watching municipal elections closely.
Crawford: Third grade reading bill is “half-hearted” effort.
Bryant’s Third Grade Gate copies Florida’s highly successful program. But Florida required annual screening, committed substantial resources for intervention, and included reading coaches in its program. “Reading proficiency is the foundation for all education progress, and many public school supporters believed that using the Florida model, which achieved substantial results, could become effective in Mississippi,” … Continue reading Crawford: Third grade reading bill is “half-hearted” effort.
House Panel to discuss Medicaid expansion today
The House Medicaid Committee will hold a hearing today on the contentious issue of Medicaid expansion. The decision to allow the hearing is viewed “as a symbolic gesture” toward the minority Democratic Party that supports Medicaid expansion. “I think it is more or less symbolic – to try to satisfy those of us saying we … Continue reading House Panel to discuss Medicaid expansion today
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.
Medicaid: Sad stories begin in time to try to sway election.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett I have always had a good relationship with Mississippi’s Associated Press reporters as a Political and Communications Strategist. But, not all AP writers are as ethical in the practice of their craft. The media picture has become more muddied. The internet, community reporting from bloggers close to story makers, and … Continue reading Medicaid: Sad stories begin in time to try to sway election.
Auditor Pickering lawsuit says Davis spent $6500 of taxpayer funds on personal trip to Key West
Mayor Greg Davis is repeatedly cited as defrauding the City of Southaven and the board of Aldermen, in a lawsuit filed by Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering. The lawsuit demands the mayor pay back money he is accused of misspending. According to the lawsuit, in April of 2010, the mayor and his former wife went … Continue reading Auditor Pickering lawsuit says Davis spent $6500 of taxpayer funds on personal trip to Key West