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House Rep. Writing Bill to Provide Medicaid to Working Poor

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Scattered media reports of Mississippi considering expanding Medicaid maybe gaining some steam.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, January 14th

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On today's show: The 2019 legislative session's first anti-abortion bill is being filed. We'll hear from both sides on the heartbeat bill. Then, will ACT prep and performance change during this legislative session? And an advocacy organization is urging motorists to ensure all passengers buckle up.

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Miss. senator files anti-abortion bill, Advocates speak against it

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The 2019 legislative session is underway and one lawmaker is filing what some expect to be the first of many anti-abortion rights bills. MPB's Ashley Norwood talks to advocates on both sides about abortion rights in Mississippi.

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Oxford Republican wins Mississippi Senate leadership post

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Sixth-term Sen. Gray Tollison was unanimously elected Senate president pro tempore on Friday by colleagues from both parties. He succeeds Republican Sen. Terry Burton of Newton, who had been pro tem the past three years.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, January 11th

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On today's show: Learn what workforce issues are facing the state from Mississippi Business leaders and lawmakers. Then, find out why fire death numbers are up across Mississippi. And we'll hear from the University of Mississippi's first female Rhodes scholar.

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MEC Day: Lawmakers, Business leaders Discuss Workforce Issues

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Educating Mississippi's workforce today and for the next generation brought business leaders and legislators to a summit in Jackson. MPB’s Desare Frazier reports.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, January 11

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On today's show: Find out what issues top the list for Mississippi Democrats as the 2019 Legislative Session gets underway. Then learn what you should consider when gathering information to file taxes. And in our book club, author Matthew Terrell introduces us to a new genre with his fictional cookbook, "The Magnolia Bayou Country Club Ladies Auxiliary Cooking and Entertaining Book."

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Education and Healthcare Top Democratic Legislative Agenda

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Education and Healthcare are among the six issues Democrats in the Mississippi legislature say they're taking up during this legislative session.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, January 9th

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On today's show: We'll hear reaction from Congressman Bennie Thompson on President Donald Trump's address to the nation. Then, a leader in the Mississippi Senate is resigning his post after multiple DUI arrests. We've got the latest. And, why school safety officials are pleading for drivers to pay attention to students and school buses. They say it could save lives.

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Senator Terry Burton Resigns Leadership Post

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After a 3rd DUI arrest, a leader in the Mississippi state senate announces he'll relinquish his post.

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