Gov. Tate Reeves

Mississippi launches dedicated anti-human trafficking website

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking/Special Victims Unit, a division of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, recently launched a newly designed website dedicated to combating human trafficking. The goal of the new website, funded by the Mississippi Legislature,…

Ocean Aero moving operations and headquarters to Gulfport

Ocean Aero, manufacturer and service provider of ocean-going autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, is relocating its manufacturing operations and headquarters from San Diego to Gulfport, the Mississippi Development Authority said in a press release today. The project is a $4.65…

Atheists, humanists sue over Mississippi’s license plates

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four words on Mississippi’s license plates have sparked a federal lawsuit. American Atheists, the Mississippi Humanist Association and three nonreligious state residents filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state over its “In God We Trust” license…

Mississippi to increase lowest welfare payments in the US

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is increasing the lowest monthly welfare payments in the  nation. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill into law Wednesday that means people who receive the payments could start seeing the increase in June or…

Governor signs 'Hudson's Law' on Down syndrome into law

A bill named after a Coast boy with Down syndrome has become law after Gov. Tate Reeves signed it today. Hudson's Law, also known as the Down Syndrome Information Act, will require doctors to provide the most accurate and up-to-date…

Mississippi lawmakers returning to work on state budget

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are returning to the Capitol to deal with the unfinished state budget as leaders are clashing with Republican Gov. Tate Reeves. The House and Senate will convene Monday.…

Mississippi schools not required to disclose COVID outbreaks

By LEAH WILLINGHAM Associated Press/ Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One Mississippi school district has seen a handful of coronavirus cases among students since reopening for in-person classes last week. Gov. Tate Reeves says Corinth School District is…