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April 25, 2012

House Unveils Voting Maps

By R.L. Nave

The wait is over, kids. Mississippi House members finally have a new legislative district map to vote on. The maps, which add two districts in rapidly growing DeSoto County, were unveiled at the Capitol today. Under the plan, several Democrats could lose their seats either by hasquaring off with fellow Democrats or by having to compete in mostly GOP districts.

April 23, 2012

Another Charter Schools Bill Killed

By R.L. Nave

The latest attempt to pass legislation establishing charter schools met defeat in the Mississippi House moments ago. House members voted to send HB 1152, which had been modified to include language from a Senate charter school bill that didn't even make it out of the House Education Committee, to a conference committee where it will likely die. Lt. Gov. Reeves, who, along with the state's other top Republican leaders, has pushed for a charter bill all session called the House vote disappointing.

April 10, 2012

Developing the Best Jackson

By Jacob Fuller

In about two months of working the city beat for the Jackson Free Press, the thing I have run into and reported on more than any other is proposed development. And development is something Jackson needs, desperately.

April 1, 2012

Note: All posts below this one are for previous Chick Balls!

By Donna Ladd

Read and enjoy info about previous Chick Ball, but see the top few posts at http://www.jfpchickball.com for current information!