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Analysis: Even modest revenue growth good news for lawmakers

Posted yesterday in State

End-of-the year revenue collections suggest Mississippi's lawmakers could have a little extra money to spend when they return for their election-year session in January 2019.



Court to hear appeal in dismissal of police shooting lawsuit

Posted yesterday in State

An appeals court will hear arguments in September as a Mississippi family tries to revive a $35 million wrongful death lawsuit over a police shooting.



Mississippi updating voter registration deadline for runoffs

Posted 7/14/2018 in State

Mississippi is updating a voter registration deadline to meet a requirement of a 1993 federal law, giving people a bit more time to register so they can vote in runoff elections for federal offices.



Higher education commissioner plans 13-stop listening tour

Posted 7/14/2018 in State

Mississippi's new commissioner of higher education plans a listening tour to meet with students, faculty, staff and others.



Hyde-Smith collects $1.6M; McDaniel unveils list of policies

Posted 7/14/2018 in State

The same day an appointed U.S. senator in Mississippi said she has raised more than $1.6 million in campaign cash, one of her opponents released a list of policy positions.



Families meet in Mississippi a year after 16 died in crash

Posted 7/13/2018 in State

A year after a U.S. Marine Corps plane broke into pieces high in the sky and slammed into a Mississippi soybean field, relatives and friends are keeping alive the memories of the 15 Marines and Navy corpsman who died in the crash.



Mississippi reports first West Nile virus case in 2018

Posted 7/13/2018 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming the state's first 2018 case of West Nile virus.



Reeves says he's not to blame for planned road near his home

Posted 7/12/2018 in State

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he did not pressure the Mississippi Department of Transportation to build a $2 million road near his gated neighborhood.



Tupelo sheet metal fabricator adds 10 jobs in $3M expansion

Posted 7/12/2018 in State

A sheet-metal fabricator is expanding in northeast Mississippi.



Nissan names new leader at Mississippi auto plant

Posted 7/12/2018 in State

Nissan Motor Co. is naming a new leader for its Mississippi assembly plant.



2 ex-workers charged in World War II veteran's 2017 death

Posted 7/11/2018 in State

Two former employees of a Mississippi veterans home have been charged with manslaughter in the 2017 death of a 93-year-old World War II veteran.



Attendance beats expectations at Mississippi history museums

Posted 7/11/2018 in State

Two Mississippi history museums have attracted more visitors in their first seven months than officials predicted for an entire year.



Agency: 'Political pressure' drives $2M road to Reeves' home

Posted 7/10/2018 in State

The head of the Mississippi's road-building agency says political pressure is why her cash-strapped department is building a $2 million access road to a gated subdivision where Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves lives.



Man shot to death after stabbing relatives in federal office

Posted 7/10/2018 in State

A Mississippi man stabbed his mother and grandmother in a federal government office Monday and was then shot to death by a security guard.



Judge won't sanction prosecutor over inmate tampering claim

Posted 7/10/2018 in State

A Mississippi judge on Monday denied an attempt to throw a prosecutor off a murder case in which a man is accused of setting a woman on fire.



Bryant appointments could shape Mississippi future

Posted 7/9/2018 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant readily acknowledges he's in office today partly because he got a hand up from his mentor, Republican former Gov. Kirk Fordice.



Bryant wants transportation funding session, but no deal yet

Posted 7/7/2018 in State

Mississippi lawmakers could be called into special session in August to earmark money for transportation, but it's unclear how close they might be to a deal as key House members say they've had little communication with senators and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.



Mississippi governor names Shad White as new state auditor

Posted 7/7/2018 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday named an attorney who leads a conservative legal group to be the new state auditor.



Mississippi hands drug case to feds, seeking longer sentence

Posted 7/7/2018 in State

Mississippi anti-drug officials have handed off prosecution of a suspected drug dealer to federal officials in hopes of punishing him more harshly in connection with heroin overdose deaths.



Holmes County Sheriff: Man kidnaps daughter, then kills daughter and self

Posted 7/7/2018 in State

A Mississippi man and his 1-year-old daughter died Thursday after officials say he kidnapped her, fled from police, and then shot the girl and himself on a Mississippi Delta highway.



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