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Reeves: Mississippi Can't Afford Jobless Benefit Supplement

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says the state cannot afford $100 per recipient, per week, to bolster unemployment payments during the coronavirus pandemic. But, the Republican governor is praising President Donald ...

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Legislature Overrides Gov. Tate Reeves' Veto, Spending Battles Remain

The Mississippi Legislature has beaten back a gubernatorial veto, pushing through the education bill that Republican Gov. Tate Reeves partially vetoed in July, while simultaneously funding the incentives program that ...

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Program Will Provide Work Training to Those Hurt by Pandemic

Gov. Tate Reeves has announced a $55 million initiative to create workforce training programs at community colleges and offer financial incentives to employers to hire individuals who have lost work ...

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Analysis: Budget Dispute Goes to 1 Judge in Hinds County

Mississippi Republican legislative leaders helped defeat a 2015 education initiative by arguing that if someone sued the state over school funding, one judge in Hinds County would make budget decisions ...

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Hinds County Elections: Safety Measures, Poll Changes and Jobs for 125 Poll Workers for Nov. 3

The recruitment of 125 additional poll workers in Hinds County for the Nov. 3 general election is ongoing. They will help keep the polling precincts safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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Mayor: City-MSDH Data Sharing Will Yield Better COVID-19 Pandemic Response

A COVID-19 data-sharing agreement between the Mississippi State Department of Health and the City of Jackson will give a clearer picture of coronavirus spread for better-targeted responses in the capital ...

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Mississippi House Leaders Sue Governor Over Partial Vetoes

The two top leaders of the Mississippi House are suing Gov. Tate Reeves over his partial veto of some state budget bills, setting up another conflict among some of the ...

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Moving Jackson Forward: Opposing Visions of a People’s Assembly

Greg Griffin, a 42-year-old finance worker based in Jackson, was happy to participate in the Real People's Assembly's effort to bring respite to Jesse and Sarah Pittman.

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As School Looms, Confusion Reigns

Erica Lowell waits for her students to return, and her anxiety waits with her. She is a public-school teacher in Rankin County, speaking to the Jackson Free Press under a ...

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In Lee County, Mississippi: No Vote on Moving Rebel Statue

Lee County, a Mississippi county named for a Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, is keeping a Confederate monument outside a courthouse—at least for now.

Legislature Votes to Change State Flag

Pictures from the Mississippi State Capitol's Saturday deliberations over the state flag on June 27.

Protest at the Governor's Mansion, June 6, 2020

The Black Lives Matter Mississippi Protest at the Governor's Mansion on June 6, 2020, included ...

2020 State of the State Gallery

Newly elected Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves delivered his first State of State address on Monday, ...

Tate Reeves Gubernatorial Inauguration Gallery

Republican Tate Reeves is now the governor of Mississippi, presiding over a deeply red government ...

Election Night Watch Parties Nov. 5, 2019

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves held an election watch party at the Westin Hotel in ...

Neshoba County Fair

Mississippi candidates for statewide office pitched their case at the Neshoba County Fair on July ...

Mass Incarceration Rally

Citizens rallied against mass incarceration in Brandon, Miss., on July 29. Family and friends of ...

State Campaigns 2018

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

Neshoba County Fair 2018

Neshoba County—once the heart of the Choctaw nation—has a knack for being the crucible from ...

Chris McDaniel on Morning Joe

"Mississippi won't send a Dem to DC, says Chris McDaniel"

Trump Rally

Donald Trump Rally at Madison Central High School March 7

Trump Rally

Donald Trump Rally at Madison Central High School March 7

More Trump Rally Footage

More Trump Rally Footage

Trump Rally

Trump Rally

Lee Announces Candidacy

Jonathan Lee announces his candidacy for Jackson mayor. (Audio is muffled near the end.)

A Tea Party Chat: Excerpt

Central Mississippi Tea Party President Janis Lane questions giving women the right to vote. She spoke with JFP reporter R.L. Nave on June 14, 2012.