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MS Ranks #1 in Number of Children Vaccinated
Mississippi is near the bottom on a lot of lists, but we're number one in the number of vaccinated children, but at least one group is lobbying to leave the choice to vaccinate or not up to the parents. Video Video
Bill to Ditch Inspection Stickers Passes Senate Finance Committee
A bill to eliminate the $5 inspection sticker passed the Senate Finance Committee Thursday.
President Obama Signs Mississippi Disaster Declaration
Wednesday, the President declared a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes on December 23rd, 2014.
MS is 2nd Most Giving State in the Nation Right Behind Utah
The Magnolia State is the second most giving state in the nation, second only to Utah. Video Video
2015 Mississippi Elections Now Open for Candidates
Monday was the first day Mississippians can qualify to run in the 2015 state elections. Video Video
Mississippi Ranks #7 Nationally in National Board Certified Teachers; 198 Added in 2013-2014
Figures released by The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards show Mississippi now ranks seventh nationally in both the number of newly certified teachers and the total number of certified teachers.
Election Day Tips and Reminders
On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, Mississippi voters will elect federal representatives, judges, and possibly some local officials as well.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Mississippi Marriage Ban
Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled in favor of equality, striking down Mississippi’s discriminatory constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying.
Mississippi Unveils New State Seal
During his 2014 State of the State Address, Gov. Phil Bryant called on lawmakers to add the national motto “In God We Trust” to the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi.
Be Prepared for Grinch-Like Weather
The threat of severe weather is in the forecast for most of Mississippi Monday afternoon through Tuesday.
Mississippi Shines at Governors' Conference
Mississippi has often struggled with a misconceived image across America. Video Video
Mississippi Named Best State to Practice Medicine by Physician’s Practice
For the second year in a row, Mississippi has been named the number one state in the nation to practice medicine by Physician’s Practice in their “Best States to Practice” rankings.
Dangerous Heat in Store for the State
Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices.
Mississippi Earns Second Highest Spot in List of Most Charitable States
New Year promises more collaboration in service initiatives.
2014 Regular Legislative Session End of Session Summary
The 2014 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature was a whirlwind 90-day session that even included one Extraordinary Special Session.
Palazzo Receives Strong Support from Republican Leaders
Palazzo says, “I am proud to receive the resounding support from our elected leadership at the State and Congressional level."
Common Core to be Implemented this Fall
Common Core, a new teaching and testing system, has been the debate in Mississippi education. Video Video
Former Mississippi Governor Bill Allain Passes Away
The former democratic governor had been hospitalized for two weeks with pneumonia. Governor Allain held office from 1984 to 1988 and passed away yesterday, December 2nd. Video Video
Mississippi Ranks Last in the Nation for Brain Health
National Center for Creative Aging and life’sDHA launch awareness campaign ranking states with healthiest brains and are celebrating America’s 'Beautiful Minds.'
Pass High Listed #1 School in Mississippi
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, U.S. News and World Report released the 2014 Best High Schools Rankings, a list of standout schools that excel, not only in their own state, but nationally.
National High School Graduation Rate Hits All Time High
The U.S. Department of Education is reporting the nation's high school graduation rate has topped 80% for the first time ever in U.S. history. Video Video
Mississippi Unemployment Hits Record Low
Mississippi's unemployment rate hit a record low this year, since the financial crisis in 2008, now at 7.5%.
Saving Our Sisters/Brother 2 Brother Embrace Gulf Coast Teens 7th Year in a Row
According to the Mississippi Department of Human Services, the current reality is that “Mississippi has one of the highest percentages of births to teens in the nation. Although the teen pregnancy rate is decreasing in Mississippi, it is still a significant problem—one which has a definite impact on our state.” (2012)
Legislators Voice Support for Mississippi’s 15 Community Colleges
In remarks to students, faculty, and other supporters of the 15 community colleges gathered at the Capitol Rotunda in Jackson on February 25th, key legislators voiced support for the colleges and their efforts to achieve mid-level funding.
Mississippi 9th Most Wind & Hail Claims in the Nation (13,000)
Wind and hail storms remain some of the most frequent and severe causes of property damage.
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