This is a band-aid. This band-aid represents how the Governor and Republican lawmakers in Jackson solve issues in our state. Band-aids cover up the cut or scrape but do nothing for the illness.
Gov. Reeves and the Republicans recently approved funding for widening I-55 between Goodman Rd and Church Road. That’s a band-aid fix. The real solution is to widen I-55 between Goodman Rd and the Hernando exit. Gov. Reeves and the Republicans recently caved under pressure from the Democrats and voted to extend Medicaid Post-Partum coverage for new mothers from two months to twelve months. Once again, this is a band-aid fix. The real solution is to accept federal funds to Expand Medicaid so that an additional 200,000 Mississippians are covered. MS ranks 50th in healthcare. Since 2008, MS School Districts have been shortchanged in their funding. DeSoto County was shorted over $21m in 2023 and over $222m the past 10 years. Another band-aid. Lt Governor Hosemann just announced that schools should be fully funded. Next year. MS ranks 43rd in Education. Mississippians don’t want band-aids. We want real solutions to real issues and real concerns. We must have leadership in Jackson. We must elect Democrats in state and county elections to make a better Mississippi.