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Thurs, March 7: Expansion Deal?

Air date 03/07/13

Mississippi Democrats believe they have a compromise plan that can keep the state Medicaid program alive. The current program is set to expire at the end of June while lawmakers battle over whether or not to expand it to cover 300,000 additional Mississippians. We hear from Democrat Representative Cecil Brown and Republican Governor Phil Bryant.

Economic leaders and members of the State Legislature gathered in Jackson yesterday.  The topic of discussion: economic development and its effect on Mississippi's bottom line. Brent Christensen is Executive Director of the Mississippi Development Authority. He spoke with MPB's Daniel Cherry about how development dollars can help turn the economy around.
Mississippi Power's multi-billion dollar power plant under construction in east Mississippi is embroiled in fierce debate, but for Kemper County it means business development like residents have never seen. MPB's Daniel Cherry reports, the project is bringing jobs by the thousands to the rural area.
Starting today the Mississippi High School Activities Association will crown their twelve champions. MPB's Jay White spoke to our Ezra Wall about the match-ups.

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