JACKSON — Back in the ’80s, the Mississippi Legislature passed an open primary law just like the one in Louisiana. For reasons no one understood, the U.S. Justice Department would not approve Mississippi’s law but did approve Louisiana’s.
In Gov. Tate Reeves’ first inaugural address recently, he promised to focus on deregulation and free markets to spur growth. He acknowledged the state’s responsibility to take care of its foster children and ensure state prisoners are protected from harm.
JACKSON — Earlier this year, President Trump signed into law The First Step Act, a first step toward criminal justice reform. The goal is to reduce the sky-high U.S. incarceration rate, which is five times higher than other developed countries in the world.