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Mississippi Headlines
Meridian Renames Street for Former Congressman
March 25, 2005 - The city of Meridian will rename a downtown street for former U.S. Rep. G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery during a ceremony on April 4.
Mississippi Highways Renamed for Civil Rights Activists
March 22, 2005 - Gov. Haley Barbour signed a bill Monday to rename a portion of U.S. 49 East in Tallahatchie County after Emmett Till and a portion of Mississippi 19 in Neshoba County after James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman.
Sex Offender Registry Re-Vamped
March 17, 2005 - Sex offenders must verify their address every 90 days in person at a driver's license station or risk having their driver's licenses immediately suspended, under a new law.
Annual Inspections Mandated for Tinted Windows
March 17, 2005 - Under the bill, motorists will pay a $5 fee each time the vehicle is inspected and a compliance label is issued.


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Medicaid Reform Act 2004

New Information from the Governor
02 July 2004 -- Leaving No Plad Behind

Medicaid Reform Act 2004.doc    (Microsoft Word format)
Medicaid Reform Act 2004.htm    (Html format)

Landmark legislation was passed by the Mississippi Legislature during the 2004 Regular Session, in the Senate by a vote of 43-8 and in the House by a vote of 82-32, on May 7th. The Medicaid Reform Act has savings of $106 million for Mississippi taxpayers and policy reforms that focus on: eligibility determination, establishing a health care home, disease management provisions, maximizing federal matching funds in order to bring more revenue into the Medicaid program to provide more and better services, and using bulk purchasing power to negotiate lower acquisition costs on pharmaceuticals.