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04/02/2024: Public Health Week Education Funding Plans at Deadline IVF Access in Alabama

Today is the last day the Mississippi Senate can take up a House bill that would transform how the state's public schools are funded. 

Then, from the Gulf States Newsroom, the debate continues over the rights of frozen embryos in Alabama. IVF treatments were temporarily halted and some worry the new law that allowed them to resume, may not be enough.

Plus, it's National Public Health Week. Health officials are reminding Mississippians how a healthy life can change medical outcomes for the better.

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