3/8/2023 - Bills Move in the Legislature | Henifin and Lumumba | The Tacky South
As another deadline day in the legislature approaches, a number of bills get advanced - including a postpartum Medicaid expansion.
Then, the Mayor of Jackson discusses his relationship with the federally appointed manager of the water system.
Plus, this week's History is Lunch examines "The Tacky South."
3/27/2023 - Tornado Disaster Declaration | Rolling Fork Begins Recovery | Doc Pushes for New Ballot Initiative
The Biden Administration approves an Emergency Disaster Declaration following Friday night's devastating tornadoes.And, the people of Rolling Fork begin the process of recovery.Plus, with the ballot initiative still on the shelf, one doctor shares frustrations over not being able to use the citizen referendum to adopt Medicaid expansion.
3/24/2023 - Severe Weather | Ballot Initiative Dies | Funding MAEP
A severe weather system could bring tornadoes and hail to the Magnolia State. We talk to the National Weather Service.Then, efforts to revive the ballot initiative process are in dire straights as the Senate fails to take up the resolution on deadline day.Plus, educators and advocates continue their push for fully funded public schools.
3/23/2023 - Jackson Water Transparency | HB 1020 Goes to Conference | Bank Run: Part Two
Community groups in Jackson say they feel shut out as the federally-appointed administrator works to restore the city's water system.Then, we hear from lawmakers assigned to conference on one of the session's most hotly-debated pieces of legislation.Plus, how vague and loose regulations regarding crypto-currency contributed to the latest banking panic.