Mississippi's Democratic candidates for Governor are trying to garner support ahead of next weeks primaries. But as MPB's Paul Boger reports, the candidates aren't taking aim at the other, but instead are setting their sights on the incumbent.
Across the state this political campaign season, Mississippians are being treated to an array of campaign signs. But there are laws governing where the signs can be placed. We spoke with Michael Flood of the state Department of Transportation.
Medicaid turned fifty years old this week. The social safety net program has provided much needed help for families in need across America, and especially in poverty-stricken states like Mississippi. MPB's Ezra Spoke with Rims Barber of the Mississippi Human Services Coalition about the program's history in the state.
Remember when you could get a job with just a high school diploma? By twenty-twenty, it’s projected that sixty-five percent of jobs will require a diploma, AND, higher education. Upward Bound is more than doubling the chances of low-income, first-generation students graduating and going to college nationwide, including sixty-five hundred in the Deep South. Today, Louisiana Public Broadcasting's Shauna Sanford takes a look at this federally funded program and its summer work in Part Three of the Southern Education Desk’s series on Summer Learning.
The two-day Sales Tax Holiday started today in Mississippi. Shoppers across the state can purchase shoes and clothes less than one hundred dollars without paying the state's seven percent sales tax on the items. MPB's Evelina Burnett spoke with Kathy Waterbury of the state Department of Revenue about the holiday.