Fed pressure prompts Bryant to declare state of emergency for deteriorating Mississippi bridges

It's a sad state of affairs when a Trump administration generally hellbent on deregulation has to press Mississippi to address its horrendous roads-and-bridges infrastructure situation. Yesterday, Gov. Bryant, citing inaction by local jurisdictions, declared an unprecedented state of emergency and ordered the Department of Transportation to shut down 83 dangerously deteriorated county bridges; more bridges … Continue reading Fed pressure prompts Bryant to declare state of emergency for deteriorating Mississippi bridges

Medicaid Work Requirements Attack the Working Poor

{COMMENTARY} Call it what it is, class war.  Fresh from imposing a massively regressive tax “reform” masquerading as a boon to America’s middle class, a heady Trumpian political rightwing is ready for its next assault on citizen well-being – new federal rules (strictly speaking, waivers) allowing states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Critics … Continue reading Medicaid Work Requirements Attack the Working Poor