February 11, 2020
In recent years, Mississippi has increasingly favored large subgrantee organizations over individual recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds. In the wake of alleged embezzlement of millions in TANF funds, Gov. Tate Reeves declined to say whether the state would rethink its funding priorities. Photo by Nick Judin
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The State of Mississippi refusing to distribute money allocated to help the poor is not new. The Jackson Free Press reported in 2017 that the State has winnowed down TANF ...