All eyes are Mississippi's prison system.The state passed a law in 2014 that overhauled sentencing guidelines and attempted to control corrections costs. A task force is working to keep a check on that progress.
Mississippi doesn't require preschool.But the state is pouring more money into those programs. Wednesday's day at the Capitol for the advocates was also about raising awareness of the work being done with the state's little ones.
He is planning to request an investigation from the U.S. Attorney General, “into the ongoing failures in safety, security, health, and environmental standards within the Mississippi Department of Corrections.”
The Pentagon is scrambling to reinforce the American military presence in the Middle East in preparation for reprisals. As part of that, the U.S. is sending nearly 3,000 more Army troops to the Mideast.
Vicksburg city officials are giving the green light to exercise a plan allowed under legislation signed into law last year. It will let the city go after state income tax refunds to recover those unpaid fines.
Now to the city of Natchez, where Mayor Darryl Grennell speaks out for the first time since announcing he will not seek a 2nd term in office in the 2020 election. Grennell won in a landslide victory for mayor of Natchez back in 2016.