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Advocates Say Daycare Must Be Funding Priority

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Mississippi childcare advocates are calling on lawmakers to make affordable day care a priority.

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Senate Ed Committee Tackles New Funding Bill

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Mississippi senators are combing through a House bill that would rewrite the state's education funding formula.

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Attorney General Sends Lawmakers a Clear Message, "Let me do my job"

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The Attorney General is asking Mississippians to pass along a message to their elected officials-- leave him alone.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, February 21st

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On today's show: How does the state senate's infrastructure plan affect the Department of Transportation? We'll hear from the agency head. Then, as advocacy groups push for fewer restrictions on ex-cons, some state lawmakers are weighing in on the right to vote. And, find out what being weather-ready means as changing temperatures draw the threat of severe weather near.

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New $1.1 Billion Road and Bridge Plan Passes Senate

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Leaders in Mississippi's senate moved swiftly to pass a new $1.1 billion infrastructure plan that's headed to the House.

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NAACP wants policy reform for disenfranchised Mississippians

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An equal rights group is asking lawmakers to restore voting privileges to thousands of felons in Mississippi.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, February 20th

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On today's show: Details on the proposed plans to address Mississippi’s infrastructure. Then, state Congressional leaders agree something must happen to prevent more school shootings. And after a conversation from the story corps mobile tour, find out what redlining is and how it's still dividing communities across the state and country.

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Is it a health issue or a gun issue? Miss. leaders debate school shootings

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In the wake of a Florida high school shooting, congressional leaders in Mississippi are joining the conversation about gun policies in America.

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New Plan Directs $1 Billion to Mississippi Roads

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Senate leaders are pushing a plan that could put more than a billion dollars into Mississippi's crumbling infrastructure. MPB's Ezra Wall reports.

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Senate Leadership to Unveil Infrastructure Plan Soon

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A Mississippi legislator says the leadership in the state senate is working on a bill it'll reveal soon to fix crumbling roads and bridges.

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