Skip to content

Updates on News

Employability, News

Governor Vetoes Criminal Justice Reforms

by Joanna Holbert

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

News

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, News

Coffee and Conversation: Grant Callen with Courtney Calfee

by Grant Callen

 

Education, News

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, News

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…

News

Russ Latino joins Empower Mississippi

by Joanna Holbert

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

Education, Employability, News

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…

Employability, News

New virtual check-in policy improves work prospects

by J. Robertson

In 2018, the Mississippi legislature passed HB 387, a bill aimed at…

Employability, News

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Could Worsen Mississippi’s Prison Crisis 

by J. Robertson

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic could dramatically exacerbate Mississippi’s prison crisis. State and…

Education, News

Senate Amends ESA Bill

by Joanna Holbert

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

Education, News

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…

Employability, News

Number of Mississippians Working is the Lowest in the Country

by J. Robertson

New data released by the federal government shows that Mississippi’s Employment Rate…