The first legal bets in Mississippi on sporting events have been placed. It will be interesting to watch how this plays out, but here’s what we would expect to see.
It will be no surprise if a legislatively appointed task force finds that poor or black defendants in Mississippi draw harsher sentences than wealthier or white ones.
If that were not the case, Mississippi would be about the only place in the country that could truthfully claim it has a uniform justice system.
Hundreds of people turned out at the Ag Center last week to either lend support or opposition, or just to be informed about the latest incarnation of a plan to control Jackson flooding with a new lake below the Ross Barnett spillway. The so-called One Lake plan has morphed considerably from John McGowan’s Two Lake plan.
A new law that took effect in July made dogfighting a felony in Mississippi. It’s a good law that the state needed in its efforts to stop the cruel treatment of animals.
It’s difficult to judge the thinking behind last week’s announcement of a $12 billion bailout for farmers who find themselves with a surplus of their harvest and no viable foreign market thanks to tit-for-tat tariffs.
It appears the Mississippi Department of Education is about to take over another public school district, this time in Noxubee County.
Of course Jim Hood is playing political games, as Tate Reeves alleges, by investigating what arms were twisted and who was doing the twisting in pushing for the construction of what is being comically referred to as “Tate Reeves Way.”
On July 17, the International Trade Commission conducted a highly anticipated hearing on preliminary tariffs on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, which includes newsprint.
It’s still early, and there’s been little or no polling to verify it, but it sure seems like Chris McDaniel’s anti-Washington message is having a harder time catching on than it did four years ago.
The immediate news about the Social Security program is grim: This year the retirement program is scheduled to pay out $1.7 billion more than it takes in.