Host Adam Ganucheau and the Mississippi Today political team bring you intimate access to the most connected players and observers in Mississippi politics. This podcast is a continuation of the mission that Mississippi Today serves: To present facts, perspectives and appropriate context on all sides of a political debate. With no focus on one side of the aisle or the other, we'll also provide you the other side of a story, giving our award-winning journalists a platform to share their insights as they cover some of the most contentious elections in the state's history
MDOT Director Brad White looks down the road at infrastructure funding needs
Mississippi Department of Transportation Director Brad White says an influx of “one-time” state and federal money is allowing the agency to again build and widen roads. But he said the agency needs long-term, steady revenue streams to maintain them once they’re built.
Major issues developing during the 2024 session
Mississippi Today's Adam Ganucheau, Bobby Harrison, and Taylor Vance discuss several major issues that are being debated during the 2024 legislative session. Medicaid expansion, income tax cut, retirement system changes, and felony suffrage restoration are among the topics covered.
Senate minority leader hopes Medicaid will be expanded in 2024
Sen. Derrick Simmons, D-Greenville, tells Mississippi Today’s Bobby Harrison and Taylor Vance that expanding Medicaid, restoring the initiative and helping the Mississippi Delta are topics he hopes will be addressed during the 2024 legislative session.
Senate Finance chairman breaks down recent economic development projects
Senate Finance Chair Josh Harkins, R-Flowood, discusses with Mississippi Today’s Bobby Harrison and Taylor Vance the passage of the two major projects in consecutive weeks. The key committee chair also says he will consider tax cuts, but reiterated he wants to move cautiously and examine the overall impact of any tax reduction.
The ironies of Mississippi's new green energy plant
Mississippi Today's Adam Ganucheau, Bobby Harrison, and Taylor Vance break down last week's special session in which lawmakers appropriated at least $350 million to close a deal that will bring a new green energy plant to north Mississippi.
Inauguration, committee assignments mark second week of legislative session
Mississippi Today political reporters Bobby Harrison and Taylor Vance discuss Gov. Tate Reeves’ inauguration and the committee assignments made by House Speaker Jason White and Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann.
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