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Capitol Round-up - Week of January 26

Posted by MPB News

This week, the legislature is looking at mandatory kindergarten and an indoor smoking ban, among other issues.

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Community Advocates Continues To Press Port On Jobs

Posted by Evelina Burnett

Community advocates are continuing to press the Port of Gulfport for more accountability on job creation.

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Lawmakers To Push For Mandatory Kindergarten

Posted by Paul Boger

Later today, some Mississippi lawmakers will lay out their plans to make kindergarten mandatory for children across the state.

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Health Experts Want Ban On Teens Using Tanning Beds

Posted by Jeffrey Hess

Mississippi doctors and anti-cancer activist want a ban on people under 18 using tanning beds

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January 23 Edition - Season Premiere

Posted by MPB News

We sum up the State of the State, talk about upcoming education legislation, and hear from our capitol reporter Jeffrey Hess. Paul Boger talks to Jake McGraw of Rethink Mississippi. The @ISSUE Roundtable features Brandon C. Jones and Austin Barbour.

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Teens Share Lessons Of Safe Driving

Posted by Evelina Burnett

Mississippi has the third highest rate of teen car accident deaths in the nation. 

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Early Voting, Online Registration Could Become Reality in Mississippi

Posted by Paul Boger

Mississippians could soon see some changes in the way they vote.

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House Passes Anti-Common Core Bills

Posted by Jeffrey Hess

lawmakers are trying to protect themselves from vocal common core critics.

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Miss. Supreme Court Deliberating Same-Sex Divorce

Posted by Paul Boger

Does the state have to recognize same-sex marriage in order to grant a same sex divorce?

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Coast Legislators Push For Insurance Disclosure Bill

Posted by Evelina Burnett

Legislators from the Mississippi coast are pushing for a bill that would provide more information about property insurance rates. 

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