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Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill to Change State Flag – The Wall Street Journal


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Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill to Change State Flag – The Wall Street Journal

The legislature in Mississippi, the last state with the Confederate battle emblem on its flag, voted by a wide margin Sunday to change the state’s flag after 126 years. The bill now heads to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, who has pledged to sign it, saying the argument over the flag had become as divisive as…

The legislature in Mississippi, the last state with the Confederate battle emblem on its flag, voted by a wide margin Sunday to change the state’s flag after 126 years.

The bill now heads to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, who has pledged to sign it, saying the argument over the flag had become as divisive as the flag itself. The Republican-dominated House of Representatives and Senate voted 91 to 23 and 37 to 14, respectively, on Sunday to replace the flag.

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