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Crime doesn’t pay — jobs do

House Bill 1033 helps those who have committed misdemeanors and other nonviolent crimes, as well as certain people leaving prison, re-enter the workforce. We urge Gov. Phil Bryant to sign HB 1033 so Mississippi can continue to lead the way in criminal-justice reform and increase employment in our state.

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Legislature needs rightsizing, too

Mississippi has one of the larger legislatures in the United States, especially for our small population. If a rightsizing is done right, it could save taxpayers a substantial portion of the $28 million legislators spend on themselves each year.

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Comey and the art of the shiv

Testifying to the House Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey shredded President Donald Trump’s claim that Barack Obama had wiretapped him before the election. And that wasn’t Comey’s only refutal.

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MDHS works hard to stop fraud

The Mississippi Department of Human Services has pursued every opportunity to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse to ensure those truly in need have access to the temporary and supplemental benefits in their quest for self-reliance.

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The Democrats’ immigration problem

Democrats are either unwilling to see the truth or unable to acknowledge it: They cannot win back the presidency without attracting people who disagree with some of their views. And when it comes to immigration, Democrats need to ask themselves some hard questions.

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Trump’s budget: Death by a thousand cuts

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which includes massive cuts to spending in the arts, sciences and diplomacy — mostly in the interest of increasing military spending by $54 billion and subsidizing that blasted wall — was designed by asking: Can we ask the single mother in Detroit to pay for this?

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Last-minute Obama ruling could cost Gulf Coast good jobs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration passed a rule to impose stringent limits on worker exposure to a chemical element known as beryllium. The Obama administration ruling affects those in the abrasive blasting industry and jeopardizes Gulf Coast region jobs, but will not improve anyone’s health or protect workers from actual harm.

Videos

MSU coaches praise Coast athletes during Road Dawgs tour

Mississippi State University basketball coach Vic Schaefer praises Harrison Central’s Jazzmun Holmes and West Harrison’s Ameshya Williams and football coach Dan Mullen talks about Ocean Springs’ Austin Williams and Pascagoula’s James Jackson during the #RoadDawgs2017 Tour in Biloxi. Video by John Fitzhugh/Sun Herald jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com
MSU coaches praise Coast athletes during Road Dawgs tour 1:43

MSU coaches praise Coast athletes during Road Dawgs tour

Seniors take to the skies with Ageless Aviation 0:56

Seniors take to the skies with Ageless Aviation

Hear from Ocean Springs mayoral candidates 1:44

Hear from Ocean Springs mayoral candidates

Paperwork snafu leaves Marine’s widow without life insurance 2:15

Paperwork snafu leaves Marine’s widow without life insurance