Group 4 Created with Sketch.
Your changes have been saved

Jackson Infrastructure | Faith Leaders Support Medicaid Expansion | Cigarette Tax

Share
station description Airs weekdays at 8:30 a.m. on MPB Think Radio
Mississippi Edition
Duration: 25:13
Progress is made restoring water to Jackson residents, but the symptoms of a old and crumbling infrastructure remain.Then, state faith leaders send a unified message of support for Medicaid expansion.Plus, a coalition of health advocates press the legislature for a higher cigarette tax.Segment 1:An
Snippets are a new way to share audio!
You can clip a small part of any file to share, add to playlist, and transcribe automatically. Just click the to create your snippet!
Snippets: Clips of Jackson Infrastructure | Faith Leaders Support Medicaid Expansion | Cigarette Tax that people like
There are currently no snippets from Jackson Infrastructure | Faith Leaders Support Medicaid Expansion | Cigarette Tax.
Snippets are an easy way to highlight your favorite soundbite from any piece of audio and share with friends, or make a trailer for Mississippi Edition
Playlists that Jackson Infrastructure | Faith Leaders Support Medicaid Expansion | Cigarette Tax appears on.
There are currently no playlists containing this audio.
Add this audio track to one of your playlists
Add to Playlist
Up Next
Full Description
Back to Top
Progress is made restoring water to Jackson residents, but the symptoms of a old and crumbling infrastructure remain.Then, state faith leaders send a unified message of support for Medicaid expansion.Plus, a coalition of health advocates press the legislature for a higher cigarette tax.Segment 1:An estimated five thousand residents in Jackson have not had running water since the winter storm last month. City officials say there's work to be done, but an end could be near. The saga has brought the deteriorating condition of Capital City's infrastructure to the national stage. The city has requested assistance from the State Legislature to fund major repairs to aging water system. Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says the price tag to modernize all of the city's major infrastructure could top two billion dollars.The problems are symptomatic of an old and crumbling infrastructure. With a city that has grown geographically over the last half century while shrinking demographically, the tax base to address a cascade of issues has been absent. Jordan Rae Tillman is Director of City Planning for Jackson. She shares more with Shalina Chatlani of the Gulf States Newsroom.Segment 2:Faith leaders in Mississippi are planning to deliver a letter to the governor and state legislators today - urging them to expand Medicaid. Ministers with Working Together Mississippi say they have more than 300 signatures and are seeking more. The ministers say there are about 300,000 working poor in Mississippi, who don’t have access to healthcare. The Mississippi Hospital Association has offered a plan to pay the state’s portion. But it hasn’t gained any traction. Bishop Brian Seage is with the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi. He tells our Desare Frazier, access to health care is a moral issue.Segment 3:The Partnership for a Health Mississippi is joining other health advocate groups in calling on the State Senate to amend House Bill 1439 to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack. Currently, the Mississippi Tax Freedom Act calls for a low 50 cents per pack cigarette tax increase. Mississippi's current tobacco tax is one of the lowest in the nation, and Sandra Shelson, Executive Director of the Partnership, says the modest raise in the House's plan would still not reing the state up to the national average. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Up Next
Add to playlist
New playlist

Embed

COPY
Embed Options
Create Playlist
Select the Station you want to upload this audio to
Station
0 / 140
0 / 2000
Playlist Icon Image:
(.jpg, .png, min size 500x500px)
Privacy
Subscribers
Your
voice
matters.
Discover & Listen to the world’s largest free collection of audio
Password reset

Enter your email address that you used to register. We'll send you an email with your username and a link to reset your password.



If you still need help, contact Vurbl Support
Password reset sent

You have been sent instructions on resetting you password to the email associated with your account. Please check your email and signing in again.


Back to Sign In
If you still need help, contact Vurbl Support
Your
voice
matters.
Discover & Listen to the world’s largest free collection of audio
Reset password

Please enter your new password below.



If you still need help, contact Vurbl Support
Your voice matters.
Discover & Listen to the world’s largest free collection of audio
Verify Email

Enter your email address that you used to register. We'll send you an email with a link to verify your email.



Cancel
Delete Profile
Are you sure? We will miss you :'(
Delete
Delete Audio
Are you sure?
Delete
Delete Playlist
Are you sure you want to delete this playlist?
Delete
Notifications Mark all as read
    You currently have no notifications
    Edit Snippet
    0 / 140
    0 / 140