Religious freedom bill revamped

UPDATE: JACKSON—Governor Phil Bryant on Thursday signed Senate Bill 2681, the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This law mirrors the federal Religious Freedom Restoration...

Hattiesburg named third most visited city in MS

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is known to many by its nickname, “the Hub,” which stems from its proximity to the coast, Jackson and New Orleans. Hattiesburg...

Bryant’s religious freedom law forces schedule changes for USM’s baseball season

Southern Miss cancelled three February home games versus Stony Brook University after becoming aware of New York’s Mississippi travel ban. New York Governor Andrew...

State law to cut prison expenses

Governor Phil Bryant signed into law House Bill 585 --- a sweeping reform bill that pushes the state to “get right on crime,” cutting...

Senate bill could allow legal discrimination

Update: In an effort to quell both state and national opposition to the bill, the Mississippi House of Representatives Civil Subcommittee voted Wednesday to...

Mississippi House passes equal pay amendment

Mississippi is currently one of two states that does not have equal pay laws in their state books. Rather than passing a bill dedicated...

Miss. passes 20-week abortion ban

The Mississippi legislature last week passed a ban on abortions at 20 weeks or more gestation, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. The vote on...

Poverty in Mississippi: what’s being done about it?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 20.8 percent of Mississippians live in poverty. This statistic leads one to wonder why poverty is an issue...

Mississippi receives “B” for Human Trafficking Laws

It has been announced that the state of Mississippi received a B on this year’s State Report Card for the Protected Innocence Project produced...

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