GovBeat: Mississippi

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Eight U.S. states have policies similar to Russia’s ban on gay ‘propaganda’

Though less far-reaching, a handful of state limit speech about homosexuality in the classroom.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arizona, gay, gay rights, Louisiana, Mississippi, newsletter, Oklahoma, South Carolina, texas, Utah

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2014

A congressional trio wants voting laws in four states back under federal watch

The bill reinstates oversight lost when the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the decades-old Voting Rights Act in June.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Congress, elections, georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, texas, voting rights

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: A $5B budget and a Senate showdown in Mississippi

The Mississippi state legislature kicks off its three-month session on Tuesday, with a contentious Senate primary looming.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, education, legislature, Mississippi, senate, session preview

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/19/2013

A discrimination settlement was so big it skewed Mississippi’s income data

The $1.2 billion payout to black farmers pushed up income growth in the Magnolia state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agriculture, income, Mississippi, race

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Republicans back away from Common Core as legislative roadblocks advance

Under pressure from conservative activists, Republican governors are revisiting Common Core standards.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Florida, georgia, indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, newsletter, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, States

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Study: Hawaii’s the healthiest state and Americans didn’t get fatter this year

New state-by-state rankings look at health in America across a number of measures.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, health, health care, Healthcare, Louisiana, maps, Massachusett, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rankings, VERMONT, West Virginia

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Meet Mississippi’s youngest legislator, a college senior

Jeramey Anderson celebrates his 22nd birthday on Friday by being sworn into office.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:20 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legislature, legislatures, Mississippi, People

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Voter ID cards are just months away in Mississippi

The state is inching closer to implementing its controversial photo ID voting requirements.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:49 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mississippi, voter id, voter identification

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Watch economic insecurity spread like a virus over a quarter-century

Since 1986, income insecurity has worsened in virtually every state, according to a new measure.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:39 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economic mobility, economy, Mississippi, New Hampshire, newsletter

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013

After Friday, states will lose $5 billion in food aid

Funding provided by the stimulus bill in 2009 runs out on Friday, and poor families will see benefit cuts.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, California, economy, farm bill, food aid, Food Stamps, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, newsletter, Poverty, snap, States, texas

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Household incomes stabilize, but still below 2000 levels

The U.S. median household income was flat last year, but incomes remain far below 2000 levels.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:02 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, Rankings, States

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Some state National Guards block gay partner benefits

How decisions by National Guard units blocking same-sex benefits hint at the next front in the gay marriage fight.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  florida, LOUISIANA, Mississippi, Oklahoma, same sex marriage, States, texas