Lee O. Sanderlin, The Clarion-Ledger

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Past articles by Lee:

Direct democracy: Mississippi House approves partially restored voter initiative process

The proposed process would allow residents to change state law instead of directly amending the Mississippi Constitution. → Read More

Medical marijuana is now legal in Mississippi. Here's what we know about the new law

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a medical marijuana bill into law Wednesday evening. Here's what we know about the new law. → Read More

Puff, puff, passed: Mississippi Legislature votes to legalize medical marijuana

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves can either sign the bill legalizing medical marijuana into law, let the bill become law without his signature or veto it. → Read More

State of the State: Reeves focuses on education, cutting taxes, critical race theory

Eliminating the state income tax and expanding police presence in Jackson were a few of the issues Reeves touched on during his speech Tuesday. → Read More

Black lawmakers walk off MS Senate floor in protest of critical race theory bill

The bill's author was unable to define critical race theory, and said he isn't aware of any school teaching it. The Senate passed it anyway. → Read More

Flights delayed, canceled as Jackson airport evacuated for security threat

It's not clear why the airport was evacuated Monday. → Read More

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann tests positive for COVID-19

The Lt. Gov. is vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, his office said in a statement. He is isolating at his home. → Read More

Cutting income tax top priority for Mississippi leaders in 2022. Medicaid expansion unlikely.

Income tax cuts look likely. So does a teacher pay raise. Medical marijuana is cloudy and Medicaid expansion seems all but dead. → Read More

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves: No. 1 legislative priority should be eliminating income tax

Reeves said Mississippi is already known as a business friendly state, and its handling of COVID-19 is part of the reason. → Read More

3 things to know: What the Mississippi legislature figures to focus on in 2022

While Republican lawmakers haven't fully revealed their 2022 agendas, their work in 2021 gave the public a good idea of what the key issues are. → Read More

Redistricting committee finalizes Mississippi congressional map proposal, expanding 2nd District

The committee's plan will appear before the legislature in the first week of the 2022 session for final approval, Rep. Jason White, R-West, said. → Read More

Redistricting committee finalizes Mississippi congressional map proposal, expanding 2nd District

The committee's plan will appear before the legislature in the first week of the 2022 session for final approval, Rep. Jason White, R-West, said. → Read More

The most wonderful time of the year? 5 holiday events to get Mississippians in the spirit.

Towns across Mississippi are decking halls, stringing lights and bringing special guests from the North Pole to help spread holiday cheer this year. → Read More

Jackson's boil water alert lifted, city ready for Jackson State vs. Alcorn State game

Jackson's city wide boil water order should be lifted before the Jackson State vs. Alcorn State game this weekend, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said. → Read More

Mississippi Republicans left fuming after EPA restores 2008 veto of Yazoo Pumps project

The project, which would build flood pumps in the Yazoo backwater of the south Mississippi Delta, has been waiting to be completed since 1941. → Read More

State Auditor's Office seeks repayment of misspent welfare money from Brett Favre, others

Brett Favre originally received $1.1 million of welfare funds from the Mississippi Community Education Center for speaking engagements and other work. → Read More

Gov. Tate Reeves again extends COVID-19 emergency declaration

The three most recent extensions — August, September and October — come after Reeves suggested he would let the emergency designation lapse. → Read More

Southwest Airlines cancellations had some impact on Jackson airport travelers

At least five Southwest Airlines flights in and out of Jackson were cancelled this past weekend. → Read More

Joint committee hears from Mississippi agencies as prep for 2022-23 budget begins

Mississippi's joint legislative budget committee heard from an array of state agency heads to help lawmakers start planning for next year's budget. → Read More

Joint committee hears from Mississippi agencies as prep for 2022-23 budget begins

Mississippi's joint legislative budget committee heard from an array of state agency heads to help lawmakers start planning for next year's budget. → Read More