Some Mississippians are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would create term limits for statewide office holders and legislators. The political action committee United Conservatives Fund is working to place an initiative on next year's ballot that would hold lawmakers to a maximum of two consecutive terms. Before the proposed constitutional amendment can appear on the ballot, the group must first collect at least one hundred seven thousand signatures from registered voters across the state. State Senator Chris McDaniel from Jones County is in favor of term limits.
Joey Fillingane is a state senator from Forrest County against the term limit proposal. He spoke with MPB's Paul Boger.
Religious leaders continue their prayer vigils in front of the governor's mansion to change the Mississippi State Flag. As MPB's Desare Frazier reports, they believe it's having a positive impact.
Denise LaSalle was born near Sidon, Mississippi, in 1939. She moved to Chicago at an early age and started a singing career that has earned her the nickname "Queen of the Blues." LaSalle has also fallen on hard times recently, with failing health and dwindling income making life challenging for her and her husband. MPB's Karen Brown spoke with LaSalle about her life and career.