Bill Summaries, Education

HB 1150: Permit universities to authorize charter schools

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House Bill 1150, sponsored by Rep. Randy Boyd, would allow state universities…

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SB 2796: Full practice authority for nurse practitioners

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Senate Bill 2796, authored by Sen. Kevin Blackwell, would provide full practice…

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SB 2066: Free shampooers to work

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Senate Bill 2066, sponsored by Sen. Angela Hill, would allow shampooers to…

Bill Summaries, Education

HB 748: The Tim Tebow Act

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House Bill 748, sponsored by Rep. Chris Brown, would allow homeschool students…

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HB 727/ HB 796: Full practice authority for nurse practitioners

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House Bill 727, authored by Rep. Donnie Scoggin and House Bill 796,…

Education

Governor Reeves declares January 22-28 as “School Choice Week”

Joanna Holbert

Gov. Tate Reeves has proclaimed January 22-28, 2023 as “School Choice Week”…

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SB 2342: Ban the Box for public employees

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Senate Bill 2342, sponsored by Sen. John Horhn, would prohibit public employers…

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HB 868: Authorize mobile barbershops 

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House Bill 868, sponsored by Rep. Tracey Rosebud, would authorize licensed barbers…

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HB 722: Decriminalize possession of fentanyl testing strips

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House Bill 722, sponsored by Rep. Christopher Bell, decriminalizes fentanyl testing strips….

Justice

From the football field to the battlefield, Lockridge overcomes drug addiction

Joanna Holbert

Growing up in Tupelo, Dietrich “Big Truck” Lockridge had dreams of playing…

Bill Summaries, Education

HB 668: New pathways to teacher licensure

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House Bill 668, sponsored by Rep. Charles Busby, would help with Mississippi’s…

Justice

How bad is crime in Mississippi?

J. Robertson

The real answer might surprise you. Crime is an important social issue….