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    Released May 2015

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    July 24th, 2015

    What Works in Mississippi spotlights the good work being done to address challenges Mississippi residents face. We hope to grow our collective capacity to positively affect lives in our state and continue to spur innovative and creative solutions for Mississippi’s… (read more)

    July 1st, 2015

    According to the 2015 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, which examines household financial security, Mississippi has the highest rates of unbanked and underbanked households in the nation. These rates, coupled with Mississippi’s income poverty rate (also the highest in the nation),… (read more)

    June 26th, 2015

    As a state, Mississippi faces significant challenges, from high levels of unemployment to low levels of education. There are several individuals and groups working tirelessly to create a brighter future for everyone. Although we are very good at describing the… (read more)

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    May 27th, 2015

    Across the United States, many women face disparities in wages and employment while providing for their families and balancing child care and other family responsibilities. The growing number of families headed by single mothers exacerbates these issues.  In Mississippi, the… (read more)

    March 17th, 2015

    Big tax cuts that largely benefit corporations and wealthy Mississippians are unaffordable and will erode our ability to support schools, universities, roads and bridges and public safety. Big tax cuts will undermine our future by making it harder for the… (read more)

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