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Mississippi gov seeks to help unemployed amid virus outbreak

Confirmed coronavirus infections climbed to more than 200 in Mississippi, and the governor announced plans to provide quicker access to unemployment benefits for residents affected by the outbreak. The more than 200 cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Saturday, according to state health department figures updated Sunday. A single COVID-19 death has been reported in the state. Gov. Tate ...

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Mississippi schools closed until mid-April to slow virus

Mississippi public schools will be closed until at least April 17 to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday. He said schools will continue to receive state money and teachers will continue to be paid. He said he wants students to continue learning. “This is not a time to take a vacation,” Reeves said in ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Reeves must do more than build on the past

Running for governor, Tate Reeves touted the successes achieved over eight years with Phil Bryant as governor and himself as Lt. Governor. “All of these (good) things don’t just happen,” Reeves told the Delta Business Journal. “It happens because conservative public policy works. I’m running for governor to continue to invest in our priorities and to continue to make Mississippi ...

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Mississippi governor appoints coronavirus prep committee

The top public health official in Mississippi will lead a committee to prepare the state for coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday. Reeves appointed a preparedness and response planning committee to be led Dr. Thomas Dobbs, a physician who leads the state Department of Health. » READ MORE: Few Mississippi businesses untouched by concerns about COVID-19 virus Dobbs said no ...

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Mississippi moving more inmates out of troubled state prison

Mississippi on Wednesday started transferring more inmates out of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and that is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said about 50 inmates were moved from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman to the privately run Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Will there really be a “coming together” in Jackson this year?

In his inauguration speech new Gov. Tate Reeves promised, “This will be an administration for all Mississippi,” as reported by the Clarion-Ledger. “Governing is about coming together,” he said and proclaimed a new motto for his first term, “For. All. Mississippi.“ Faced with his first crisis as governor – prison rioting, deaths, and deplorable conditions – Reeves appeared to be ...

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Republicans assigned to most top jobs in Mississippi House

Republicans will continue to hold most leadership positions during this four-year term in the Mississippi House, where the party has more than 60% of the seats. House Speaker Philip Gunn, a Republican from Clinton, announced most committee assignments for the 122 representatives Thursday — the end of the third week of the four-month legislative session. He had previously announced leaders ...

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ANALYSIS — Tax hike is one thing, bright outlook for gasoline is another

By JACK WEATHERLY A hike in Mississippi gasoline tax has been bandied about for years as a solution for much-needed improvements in the state’s roads and bridges. But it continues to draw, at best, a luke-warm response from governmental leaders. Whether the increase were to occur, the good news is that the historical price of gasoline in the state continues ...

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Republican Tate Reeves sworn in as new Mississippi governor

Republican Tate Reeves was inaugurated Tuesday as the new governor of Mississippi, pledging to provide economic opportunities for all people in the state and to defend a “loving culture that underpins our quality of life.” Reeves, 45, is the 65th governor of Mississippi. He succeeds Republican Phil Bryant, who served two terms. Reeves served two terms as lieutenant governor and ...

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Mississippi human services agency will get new director

The head of the Mississippi Department of Human Services is the latest state agency leader to announce his departure as the state prepares for a new administration. Christopher Freeze will leave his job Jan. 14. That’s the same day Tate Reeves will be inaugurated to succeed fellow Republican Phil Bryant as governor. Freeze is a former special agent in charge ...

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