The State Economist's office projects higher than expected revenues for 2019. What does this mean for the 2020 budget?
Also, the House has formally drafted articles of impeachment against President Trump. We look at the significance of this momentous act.
And, after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, we talk with the University of Mississippi's first female African-American Rhodes Scholar.
Mississippi's state economist estimates lawmakers will have more money to allocate during the upcoming 2020 legislative session than originally thought. Darrin Webb says tax revenue grew by about a half a percent. He explains that growth with MPB's Desare Frazier.
State House Democrat Earle Banks of Jackson is pleased with the revenue projection, but says Mississippi is missing out by refusing to expand Medicaid.
State Senate Republican Dean Kirby of Pearl says lawmakers must be cautious in their appropriation of these surplus funds.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that the House will pursue a formal impeachment against President Donald Trump. Two articles of impeachment were presented by the Speaker and the chairs of the various committees involved in the impeachment inquiry on Tuesday. Matt Steffey is a professor at the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson. He speaks with MPB's Michael Guidry about the significance of this historic action.
Southern Remedy Health Minute
From the plains of the Mississippi Delta to the halls of Oxford University - that's the story of Arielle Hudson, the University of Mississippi's first female African-American Rhodes Scholar. She talks with us about the process of becoming a Rhodes Scholar and how she plans to use her scholarship experience to give back to her home state.