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Courtney Ann Jackson


Jackson, MS, United States

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Past articles by Courtney:

Bill that could impact electric vehicle sales in Mississippi is due from Governor Tuesday

Your choices for taking an electric vehicle for a test drive could stay limited if the Governor signs House Bill 401. The Governor has until Tuesday, March 14, to take action on the bill. → Read More

Senate makes more changes to HB 1020 before passing it, sending it back to the House

We’re following the controversial House Bill 1020 for you. And yet again, it’s changing but it’s still not a done deal. → Read More

Loan repayment program for nurses could become law with Governor’s signature

Mississippi has a nursing shortage. And you may have noticed it when you or your loved one was seeking care. Now, lawmakers are offering up another possible solution. → Read More

Students lobbying to make the blueberry the state fruit are honored at the State Capitol

We are one signature away from the blueberry becoming Mississippi’s state fruit. It’s a story we first told you about last month when we introduced you to some special students at Mannsdale Upper Elementary. → Read More

Mississippi’s public schools could get funding boost from legislature this session

Your child’s school could get more money from the state next school year. The legislature hasn’t held up its end of the bargain most years. But say they’re working to change that trend this year. → Read More

Families and advocates rally against anti-transgender bill at the State Capitol

Legislation billed as a way to protect kids from experiments is getting pushback from transgender kids and their families. House Bill 1125 would ban both gender reassignment surgery and hormone replacement therapy for minors in the state. → Read More

Some bills aimed at helping Mississippi hospitals are still in play at the State Capitol

There are still bills at play aimed at giving new lifelines to hospitals around the state. → Read More

Mississippi’s retired public employees are raising a red flag about a bill pending at the State Capitol

Retired state employees are on edge about a bill that's pending at the State Capitol. → Read More

Candidate qualifying deadline passes and reveals slate of 2023 statewide candidates

The qualifying deadline for 2023 candidates to submit their paperwork in order to appear on your ballot has now passed. That deadline was at 5 pm Wednesday, February 1. → Read More

Gov. Tate Reeves delivers State of the State address

Gov. Tate Reeves delivered his State of the State address Monday evening. → Read More

Not all midwives in Mississippi are required to be licensed but advocates want that to change

Women with low risk pregnancies can choose to receive care from a midwife. But Mississippi is one of only 15 states where some of those women are not licensed. → Read More

Mississippi celebrates 10 years of state-funded preschool programs

Mississippi is ten years into having state-funded preschool, and advocates say the proof is there that pushing it through the legislature was worth it. → Read More

Advocates react to bills seeking to limit care for transgender individuals in Mississippi

Advocates are pushing back on anti-trans bills saying lawmakers are trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. → Read More

Senate offers bills aimed at helping hospitals and boosting their workforce

The healthcare crisis is complex and the first step in trying to tackle it is coming from the Mississippi Senate. They’ve introduced a series of bills in an attempt to address the different elements of the crisis. → Read More

Mississippi Economic Council hosts Capital Day

The Mississippi Economic Council’s annual Capital Day helps elevate the business community voices. And their ideas are among those that politicians take into consideration each session. → Read More

Legislature discussing possible override of Governor’s line-item vetoes

Some tension seems to be brewing between the legislative and executive branches. And it could result in the legislature taking the rare step of overriding some of the Governor’s vetoes from last year. → Read More

2022 Year in Review: Mississippi politics

Mississippi political headlines ran the gamut of topics in 2022. → Read More

Hospitals detail impacts of strained ICU capacity in Mississippi

You’ve heard warnings about full hospitals. It was a real problem during COVID surges the last couple of years. While the virus is less of a problem now, the strain it put on the healthcare system is lingering. → Read More

Capital City Pride Executive Director attends signing of Respect for Marriage Act at the White House

A bill that protects the rights of Americans in same-sex and interracial marriages is now law. And a Mississippian visited the White House for the bill signing Tuesday. → Read More

Mississippi’s newly named state superintendent of education discusses his plans

It’s a return to home for Mississippi’s next state superintendent. And we’re learning more about what his plans are for the post. Dr. Robert Taylor is a Laurel native but he’s spent the last 30 years working in education in North Carolina. → Read More