02/19/2024: Medicaid Bill | Working Conditions for Women | Pine Beetles

The Mississippi Senate is expected to file legislation today that would grow the state's Medicaid benefits for the working poor. 

Then, advocates for the rights of black women in Mississippi are meeting with lawmakers, seeking better working conditions, higher wages, and quality health insurance. 

Plus, severe droughts have already caused delays in timber production in Mississippi, but a booming population of pine beetles could make those conditions worse.

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