State Government | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

State Government

Tease photo Immigration

Beto O'Rourke: Trump Used ICE to 'Terrorize' Mississippi Hispanics

"(Donald Trump) is terrifying this community. People who have done nothing to anybody else posed no threat to America. So there's no other reason to raid this community than to ...

Tease photo Immigration

The Night Immigration Agents Took Two Madison Children's Father

Around 2 a.m., Joshua Quinn's phone rang, waking him. "They took him! They took him! They took him!" cried the voice of an 11-year-old boy Quinn was helping mentor at ...

Tease photo Politics

‘Shared Belief’: McDaniel Endorses Reeves to Block Medicaid Expansion

Shared opposition to Medicaid expansion in the state spurred Mississippi Sen. Chris McDaniel on Thursday to endorse Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, whose legislative tactics he has long criticized, for the ...

Tease photo Politics

Hinds Democratic Committee Calls Off Special Election

The Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee has decided to cancel the special election for Precinct 51 voters who filled out the wrong ballot for the Aug. 6 primary elections.

Tease photo Health Care

False Claims in Tate Reeves' 'Obamacare' Mailers on Waller Plan

A mailer from Tate Reeves' campaign made several misleading claims about Republican runoff opponent Bill Waller's Medicaid expansion plan.

Tease photo Immigration

Advocates: Mississippi Plant Fires Workers Left After Raid

A Mississippi chicken processing plant fired most of its remaining workers after nearly 100 accused of immigration violations were arrested last week, witnesses said.

Tease photo State

Habitat Maroon Edition, MSU College View and UM Neuroscience Program

Mississippi State University and the Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity broke ground on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for the 11th home MSU and Habitat have partnered to build as part of ...

Tease photo Politics

Hinds County to Hold Special Election Over Primary Irregularities

The Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee will hold a special election on Aug. 20, 2019, for voters in Precinct 51 who filled out incorrect ballots for the Aug. 6 primary ...

Tease photo Politics

Waller Says Yes to Equal Pay, No on LGBT Hate Crimes Law

In a series of campaign stops for the Republican runoff for governor on Tuesday, former Mississippi Chief Justice Bill Waller reiterated his views on health care and education, while also ...

Tease photo Education

Mississippi Could Drop High School History Exam

A testing task force voted by email last week to recommend that the state Board of Education scrap a now-required U.S. history test. Students formerly had to pass that test, ...

State Campaigns 2018

With two competitive U.S. Senate races on the ballot and four House races, Mississippi hasn’t ...

Governor Phil Bryant's Council McCluer High School Yearbook photos

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant doesn't talk about it much, but he attended a high school ...

The Mayoral Inauguration 2013

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's inauguration was held at the Jackson Convention Complex with almost 2,000 people ...