Politics

  • Congressman Nunnelee Discusses Budget Impasse
    Published by Sandra Knispel on 23 Mar 2011 02:17pm | Listen Now

    The United States Senate agreed last week to yet another fiscal band aid until April 8 to keep the federal government from shutting down. Meanwhile, as MPB’s Sandra Knispel reports from Oxford, Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee is getting frustrated with the Senate’s approach to the looming budget crisis 

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  • Health Care Reform One Year Later: Mississippians Still Divided
    Published by Daniel Cherry on 23 Mar 2011 12:18pm | Listen Now

    Much has changed with health care in Mississippi since the Affordable Care Act became law, but what hasn't changed are the ardent opinions of supporters and opponents. MPB's Daniel Cherry reports on what they have to say, and how the law affects Mississippi after it's first year. 

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  • Redistricting Makes A Surprise Reappearance
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 23 Mar 2011 12:13pm | Listen Now

    The Redistricting fight among Mississippi lawmakers makes a surprise reappearance on the Floor of the Mississippi Senate. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports on the growing calls for compromise. 

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  • Mississippi Revives “On the Bus” Campaign to Lower Dropout Rate
    Published by Daniel Cherry on 22 Mar 2011 11:44am | Listen Now

    Mississippi's rate of high school students who drop out before graduation is currently around sixteen and a half percent. MPB's Daniel Cherry reports on how the state board of education plans to use a new program to lower that percentage. 

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  • House Democrats Criticize Governor Barbour’s Budget Letter
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 22 Mar 2011 11:37am | Listen Now

    Mississippi's leading budget writers are planning to meet with Governor Haley Barbour this morning to work on final details of the state's five-and-a-half billion dollar budget. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that some House Democrats are upset by the Governor's perceived lack of involvement 

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  • Standardized Tests May Be Holding Students Back
    Published by Daniel Cherry on 21 Mar 2011 10:39am | Listen Now

    Some school districts in Mississippi are seeing up to 46 percent of high school seniors at risk of being unable to get their diploma. MPB's Daniel Cherry reports standardized tests may hold some students back. 

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  • A House Committee Joins the NAACP Redistricting Lawsuit
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 21 Mar 2011 10:30am | Listen Now

    A Mississippi House committee is joining the NAACP's redistricting lawsuit. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that the committee voted along party lines to jump into the legal wrangling. 

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  • Where Does the Redistricting Battle Go From Here?
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 20 Mar 2011 10:19am | Listen Now

    Mississippi Could be looking at a court battle over its redistricting maps. The House and Senate have been going back and forth for three weeks over how to draw the lines. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports on how the issue got to this heated level and where it goes from here. 

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  • New Budget Could Affect Higher Education
    Published by Daniel Cherry on 18 Mar 2011 06:16pm | Listen Now

    Universities across the state have already planned what they will have to spend, while lawmakers are still deciding on what next year's budget will be. MPB's Daniel Cherry looks at how the new budget could affect higher learning. 

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  • Redistricting Hits A Wall
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 17 Mar 2011 06:02pm | Listen Now

    The redistricting battle between the Mississippi House and Senate seems to be at a stalemate. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that Senators cast a climatic vote on the direction of redistricting in Mississippi Thursday morning. 

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  • What’s Changed Since the Freedom Riders?
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 16 Mar 2011 05:48pm | Listen Now

    In the 50 years since the freedom rides, Black Mississippians have gone from being banned from the state capitol to leading the nation in in the number of black legislators. Now the Mississippi Senate is honoring one of the first Freedom riders. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports on how the state has changed over the past 50 years. 

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  • State Increases Budget Estimate
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 15 Mar 2011 05:33pm | Listen Now

    Mississippi could be coming out of the Recession more quickly than first thought. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that state budget writers have revised the state's spending plans slightly upward for this year and next. 

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  • House Republicans Offer Redistricting Counter-Proposal
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 14 Mar 2011 05:13pm | Listen Now

    The Mississippi house is expected to vote on a Republican drawn redistricting map this week. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that the new map was unveiled yesterday. 

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  • House To Get Senate Redistricting Map Monday
    Published by Jeffrey Hess on 11 Mar 2011 02:56pm | Listen Now

    The Redistricting process is expected to resume up today when the Mississippi Senate releases its map to the House. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that Mississippi Senate Republicans are hoping that House Democrats used the weekend to re-drawn their district lines. 

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  • Hundreds of Law Enforcement Officers are Being Honored
    Published by Lawayne Childrey on 10 Mar 2011 02:49pm | Listen Now

    Law enforcement officers from around Mississippi are being honored for their work in helping to save lives on the states roadways. MPB's Lawayne Childrey reports they credit their success to better seatbelt education and enforcement. 

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