Sex Ed and Pre-K Bills Dead in the Water

Today was the deadline for bills originating in the other house to make it out of committee.  Two of the bills we have been tracking most closely died in the Senate.  The first bill, House Bill 80, would have created a task force to study…

Busy Day at the Capitol

Today, February 10, was a really busy day at the Capitol.   Tomorrow is the deadline for bills to pass the floor in their originating house.  In layman’s terms, this means that all bills introduced by House authors must pass the House floor by tomorrow; bills…

Pre-K Education for Mississippi

[Rachel talks to Patty Davis about Pre-K in Mississippi.] Is Mississippi Ready for Government-Funded Pre-K Education? by Patty Davis Mississippi Public Broadcasting–July 30, 2009 Only 20% of Mississippi 4th and 8th graders test proficient in the three R’s. Reading Writing and Arithmetic. MPB’s Patty Davis…