On March 7, 2023, Catholic Bishop Louis F. Kihneman III of Biloxi, Miss., and Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz of Jackson, Miss., celebrated the March 7, 2023, passage of Senate Bill 2212, which will give new mothers 12 months of postpartum Medicaid coverage, with Working Together Mississippi. It awaits Gov. Tate Reeves’ signature. “We believe that access to affordable health care is a fundamental human right, one that is necessary for the flourishing of families and communities,” the bishops write.
The state-run Capitol Police would have jurisdiction over the entire capital city and would be required to wear body cameras under an amended version of Mississippi House Bill 1020 that the Mississippi Senate passed on March 7, 2023.
The Mississippi House passed Senate Bill 2212, which will grant 12 months of postpartum Medicaid coverage, by a 92-7 vote. Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn of Clinton voted against it.