Mississippi has gotten a lot of federal disaster assistance this year because of tornadoes and floods. But FEMA doesn't pay the entire cost of a disaster declaration. State and local governments are required to share the expense. Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith says they shouldn't have to, at least not this year while they're struggling with budget problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. She's sponsoring a bill to require FEMA to pay 100 per cent of any federal declaration in 2020-- emergencies or disasters.