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ROSS REILY: Educating our youth shouldn’t be about scoring political points

by Published: December 2,2014

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant, Tate Reeves

Helping one of my daughters recently with a book report, I am reminded about what public education should be all about — a proper education for all. The trailblazing Clara Barton, who my daughter has been reading about, had no political motives when she petitioned local leaders in Bordentown, New Jersey about establishing a free […] [...]

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves wants Common Core scrapped

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves wants to scrap the Common Core academic standards that Mississippi educators have been working to enact since 2010. Reeves, the first-term Republican lieutenant governor, announced at the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute/Capitol press corps luncheon Monday that he wants a task force to be formed during the upcoming 2015 […] [...]

Attorney: Gay marriages should start soon in Mississippi

JACKSON — An attorney for two lesbian couples and a gay rights group says marriage licenses should be issued to same-sex couples in Mississippi in about 10 days. A federal judge threw out Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriages earlier this week but gave attorneys for the state about 10 days to appeal his ruling to […] [...]

Legislators expect a 3 percent spending increase next year

JACKSON — Top Mississippi lawmakers said yesterday they expect a 3 percent increase in state spending during the coming year, reflecting a prediction of modest growth in the state economy. That’s stronger than the 1.1 percent revenue growth rate for the current year over last year, but weaker than the roughly 5.5 percent growth during […] [...]

Will lawmakers debate tax cuts as election year looms?

JACKSON — Mississippi has state elections in 2015, and it’s a safe bet that lawmakers will try to endear themselves to voters by debating a tax cut. Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves are both seeking re-election, and they’re already reciting familiar Republican talking points by saying people should keep more of the […] [...]

Community college dedicating new welding technology center

MERIDIAN — Meridian Community College is tripling its capacity of a workforce training program with the dedication today of a new welding technology center. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will speak at the 10 a.m. dedication on the MCC campus in Meridian. The $1.5 million, 11,500-square foot metal structure, located on the north side of the […] [...]

Group delivers signatures for referendum on education funding

JACKSON — Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee “an adequate and efficient system of free public schools” in Mississippi loaded up the bed of a Chevrolet pickup with 16 boxes and drove to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office yesterday. Inside those boxes, they say, are the certified signatures of 121,691 votes, enough to […] [...]

State’s Medicaid enrollment growing, spurred by Affordable Care Act

JACKSON — Mississippi’s Medicaid enrollment has grown since January, even as top elected officials continue to oppose expanding the program. Medicaid director David Dzielak told legislative budget writers Friday that the biggest reason for the enrollment increase is a new type of income calculation. He said that under the federal health overhaul law, the Affordable […] [...]

Department of Public Safety asks for $46M increase in funding

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is requesting a $46 million budget boost in the coming year. That would be a 26 percent increase, from $176 million to nearly $223 million. It would pay for a variety of items, such as up-to-date Crime Lab equipment, and employees such as new state troopers and […] [...]

Higher education, tourism officials ask for more state funding

JACKSON — The two systems that run Mississippi’s public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state. State agencies are presenting requests to the 14-member Joint Legislative […] [...]

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