Jeffrey Hess

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Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding.


Political Fight Jeopardizes Medicaid In Mississippi

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Medicaid and controversy seem inseparable in many states lately. For the most part, the wrangling is about a new wrinkle in Medicaid — the expansion of the health program for the poor and disabled under Obamacare.

Mississippi, though, is raising the stakes. Democrats and Republicans in the state are in ...


Miss. Turns To Cord Blood To Track Down Statutory Rapists

Monday, June 03, 2013

Mississippi lawmakers have embarked on a controversial campaign to discourage older men from having sex with teenagers.

Starting in July, doctors and midwives in the state will be required by law to collect samples of umbilical cord blood from babies born to some girls under the age of 16. Officials ...


Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mayor Mike and his public health edicts are having a rough ride.

On Monday, a state judge in Manhattan struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rule capping soda sizes. And lawmakers in Mississippi are taking the backlash against government regulation on food marketing one step further.

A ...