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Luke Ramseth
Reporter . Cyclist and (sometimes) skier. Reach me: lramseth@gannett.com or phone/Signal 601.317.7476
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Luke Ramseth Jan 16
Mississippi Legislative Democratic Caucus presenting a Medicaid expansion plan. Rep. Baria: “Expanding coverage helps create a healthier workforce in Miss...It’s a no-brainer.”
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Luke Ramseth Jan 15
Gov. Phil Bryant's State of the State starts in about 15 minutes. and are covering for us. You can also watch live here:
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Bobby Harrison Jan 15
Back in the day, the State of State speech was held in the afternoon. Former Gov. Haley Barbour, a creature of Washington, D.C., changed to prime time so everyone could see. Now it is at 5 p.m. while many are driving home.
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Sam R. Hall Jan 15
This issue doesn’t get the attention it deserves, largely because most people don’t realize what it’s like to live without high-speed internet in today’s world. It’s more than convenience. It’s a critical part of how our society operates. has a great read.
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Luke Ramseth Jan 15
Bill allowing Mississippi’s 26 electric co-ops to provide rural broadband passes House 115-3.
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Geoffrey Pender Jan 15
Full House is expected to vote on this today: Will co-ops really provide high-speed internet to rural Miss. if Legislature changes the law?
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Luke Ramseth Jan 15
Will electric co-ops really provide high-speed internet to rural Miss. if Legislature changes the law? A bill that would allow it is up for discussion in the House momentarily. Lots of co-op representatives here to see how it plays out. Background:
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Geoffrey Pender Jan 11
Tollison elected unanimously to 2nd highest spot in Senate, third in line of gubernatorial succession
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Caleb Bedillion Jan 10
After announcing in Tupelo that he'll run for lt. gov. yesterday, told the Daily Journal he would consider certain kinds of Medicaid expansion, citing interest in Arkansas' model
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Luke Ramseth Jan 9
In many parts of America, like Corinth, Miss., judges are locking up defendants who can’t pay — sometimes for months at a time
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Luke Ramseth Jan 9
Machetes, headlights and daylight saving time: Miss. lawmakers file first bills of session
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Luke Ramseth Jan 9
Replying to @meghanncuniff
Indeed. "It was Nyquil, that was all I had in my bag, had nothing else in the vehicle to drink," Burton said.
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Luke Ramseth Jan 9
Mississippi legislative Democrats list 6 priorities, see opportunity for ed, health bills
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Josh Dawsey Jan 9
Seems like things are going well.
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Luke Ramseth Jan 9
The Democratic caucus laid out their (basic) priorities this afternoon. They plan to expand on each in upcoming weekly briefings: 1. Education 2. Healthcare 3. Infrastructure 4. Econ justice 5. Criminal justice reform 6. Election reform
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Luke Ramseth Jan 9
Replying to @meghanncuniff
I'm hooked! What happened in LN??
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Luke Ramseth Jan 9
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announces lieutenant governor bid
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Luke Ramseth Jan 8
MDOT Commissioner Dick Hall said he's been honking his horn at the Legislature for more highway funding for years, but the potholes continue to grow. He's retiring but promises to be "the most active lame duck anyone's ever seen."
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Luke Ramseth Jan 8
Nice day for the start of the 2019 Mississippi legislative session. Follow , , , and me for updates over the next 3 months. And hit us up with coverage ideas!
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Luke Ramseth Jan 8
“He was very sincere. We want him to get the help he needs," one senator said of Terry Burton's leadership resignation and announcement he won't run again
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