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.
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.