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Equal Pay For Women Passes Mississippi House With Six Men Opposed

Mississippi women could soon have the same protections against pay discrimination as women in 49 other states after the Mississippi House of Representatives voted to adopt a bill that guarantees equal pay for equal work regardless of sex. The Mississippi Equal Pay For Equal Work Act passed with support from 114 Republican, Democratic and independent lawmakers. Six Republican men voted no. It must still earn approval in the state senate.

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Doctors, Nurse Practitioners Spar Over Medical Authority in Mississippi

Mississippi may soon have a new class of independent primary-care providers, if the Legislature elects to end a long-standing oversight requirement for its nurse practitioners. The deregulation move would affect more than 4,250 general practitioners across the state, reducing the costs to practice and potentially aiding the state’s widespread primary-care deserts.

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