Thu, 10/14/2021 - 08:36 PM, 420 Reads
Tate Reeves may be forgetting in which branch of government he now works. When it comes to medical marijuana, he’s been acting more like the lieutenant governor he used to be than the governor he is now.
Wed, 10/13/2021 - 09:42 PM, 256 Reads
When it comes to writing a law to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi, Tate Reeves is right when he says that exactness should take precedence over speed.
“I think getting it done right is more important than getting it done quick,” the Republican governor said.
Wed, 10/13/2021 - 09:24 PM, 273 Reads
Although there is a consensus among Mississippi leaders to try to get medical marijuana taken care of this year, no such rush exists any longer for a related and arguably more pressing concern: the initiative process itself.
Tue, 10/12/2021 - 09:36 PM, 352 Reads
Mississippi’s stagnant and shifting population is going to create a problem for legislators who have gotten used to carving up the state in a way that ensures Republican dominance but pacifies Black opposition.
The Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) is starting the process of putting together a state budget and heard on September 24 from state agency heads on how much money they require for fiscal 2023, which begins July 1.
Tue, 10/05/2021 - 08:18 PM, 282 Reads
It seems unlikely that Congress will allow the U.S. Treasury to run out of money and be unable to pay the nation’s bills.
Such a move would be financial suicide, potentially throwing the country back into a recession.
Tue, 10/05/2021 - 08:00 PM, 403 Reads
When Joe Biden took office early this year, one of his first initiatives was to get Congress to appropriate another $1.9 trillion in coronavirus relief funds on top of the nearly $1 trillion appropriated in the month before he was sworn in.
Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:54 PM, 432 Reads
The most strident defenders of abortion have always tried to cover over the gruesome nature of the procedure through euphemisms.
They weren’t pro-abortion, they were pro-choice, splitting hairs between the act of willfully terminating a pregnancy and the right to do so.
Mon, 10/04/2021 - 09:36 PM, 395 Reads
There have been many good reasons offered as to why Mississippians should get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Vaccination protects those who get the shots and those around them. Vaccination reduces the strain on the state’s health care workers and its hospitals. Vaccination helps schools and businesses stay open.
Fri, 10/01/2021 - 10:18 PM, 489 Reads
A Tennessee newspaper recently explored a baffling paradox that has emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tens of millions of Americans have shunned getting vaccinated against the virus, claiming that the vaccines were rushed to production, weren’t sufficiently tested and could produce long-term side effects on their health.