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House says no to appointed school superintendents

JACKSON — Many significant education reforms are sailing toward final passage in the Mississippi Legislature, but one long-sought goal appears to have foundered. House members yesterday voted 66-52 to reject a plan that could have forced the appointment of currently elected superintendents in 21 districts statewide. Senate Bill 2199 had called for elected superintendents in […] [...]

Black lawmakers to push for expanded Medicaid program

JACKSON — Black lawmakers in Mississippi say they support an expansion of the Medicaid program as part of the federal health care overhaul. The lawmakers, speaking at the state Capitol, say they will seek legislation to ratify covering more low-income adults in the 2013 Legislature. “We, the members of the legislative black caucus see this […] [...]

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