Posts by Joanna Holbert

Justice, Press Releases

Governor Vetoes Criminal Justice Reforms

by Joanna Holbert

Late last night, Governor Tate Reeves vetoed SB 2123 and HB 658.  The…

Press Releases

Legislature Makes Strides to Safely Address Prison System Dilemma

by Joanna Holbert

On Tuesday, Mississippi lawmakers took an important step to address prison overcrowding…

Education, Press Releases

Mississippi School Finder introduced to aid families in search of education options

by Joanna Holbert

Mississippi families in search of the best education for their children now…

Education, Press Releases

Legislature renews ESA program, eliminates some school options

by Joanna Holbert

Today, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 2594 to extend the state’s Education…

Press Releases

Russ Latino joins Empower Mississippi

by Joanna Holbert

Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced this week that Russ Latino, a…

Education, Press Releases, Work

New white paper Unleash Mississippi introduces post-coronavirus policy solutions

by Joanna Holbert

Today, Empower Mississippi is releasing Unleash Mississippi, a new white paper with policy…

Justice, Your Story

Released after a decade, and time is quickly running out for Lori Griffin

by Joanna Holbert

“It goes against the very essence of what you want to reform….

Education

Have You Received an ESA?

by Joanna Holbert
Justice

Sign the petition to support second chances

by Joanna Holbert

Mississippi has the third highest incarceration rate in the country.  Our prisons…

Education, Press Releases

Senate Amends ESA Bill

by Joanna Holbert

Online and out of state options removed Today, the Senate Education Committee…

Education, Press Releases

Proposed legislation could kick hundreds of children with special needs out of their schools

by Joanna Holbert

Hundreds of children with special needs all over the state are at…

Justice

Robert St. John: ‘Drug treatment and drug courts are methods that have been proven to be effective.’

by Joanna Holbert

“As an employer for the past 32 years, we have hired hundreds…