JACKSON • Gathered outside the state Capitol Wednesday, with three of the state’s new mag...

Black lawmakers: Medicaid expansion, criminal justice reform needed – Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

JACKSON • Gathered outside the state Capitol Wednesday, with three of the state’s new magnolia-themed flags nearby, Angela Turner-Ford, a Democratic lawmaker from West Point, noted the moment. “We’re happy to join in the celebration that has changed,” she said of the new flag. Mississippi’s leading Black lawmakers last held an outdoors news conference in June as they made a final plea for a new state flag. They had gathered then on a sweltering day as the old flag and …

 

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