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Miss. Senate approves bill sending BP damages to coast

Posted 2/8/2017 in State

Mississippi senators want to create a new savings account channeling damage payments from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to projects on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

 

 

Bill on internet taxes advances to Mississippi Senate

Posted 2/7/2017 in State

The Mississippi House has removed a procedural hold on a bill to enforce tax collections on items sold over the internet.

 

 

Top school districts could become exempt on reports to state

Posted 2/7/2017 in State

The Mississippi House voted Monday to exempt top-rated school districts from having to report information about curriculum and some other matters to the state Department of Education.

 

 

Doctor removes 130-pound tumor from Mississippi man

Posted 2/7/2017 in State

A California doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a Mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he was just fat.

 

 

Lawmakers love to praise the folks back home

Posted 2/6/2017 in State

Mississippi legislators will flail their arms and raise their voices to disagree about substantial issues like education funding and state employees' job protection. But they generally find bipartisan peace and harmony in the act of commending the folks back home.

 

 

Barbour and press deny book used pictures without permission

Posted 2/4/2017 in State

Former Gov. Haley Barbour and the University Press of Mississippi, in responses last month to a lawsuit, deny that a book about Hurricane Katrina used a photographer's work without permission.

 

 

Miss. economy grows 3.4 percent in third quarter 2016

Posted 2/4/2017 in State

New figures show Mississippi's economy grew at a 3.4 percent annual rate from July through September, just short of the national growth rate.

 

 

Jury finds Miss. agency discriminated against female worker

Posted 2/4/2017 in State

A female employee of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety was awarded more than $46,000 by a federal jury that found the agency discriminated against her because she is a woman.

 

 

McCrory gets 8 years in Mississippi prison bribery case

Posted 2/4/2017 in State

Knowing he'd been recommended for a maximum 20-year sentence, a businessman who bribed Mississippi's former prisons chief pleaded for and received mercy Friday from a federal judge.

 

Internet sales tax bill in limbo after initially passing

Posted 2/3/2017 in State

The Mississippi House could be on track to reverse itself and eventually kill a proposed internet sales tax.

 

Term-limited Mississippi governor moves campaign cash to PAC

Posted 2/3/2017 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has cleaned out his campaign fund and put most of the money into a political action committee.

 

 

Miss. could lift civil service protection for most agencies

Posted 2/3/2017 in State

Most Mississippi state government employees could lose civil service protection for three years under a bill legislative leaders are pushing as a way to potentially save money in tight budget times.

 

 

Suspects in deadly pawn shop robbery returned to Mississippi

Posted 2/3/2017 in State

Two suspects in a Mississippi pawn shop robbery that left three people dead are back in the state after being captured in Kansas.

 

 

Bill would let brewers sell limited amounts of beer on site

Posted 2/2/2017 in State

Small Mississippi breweries could sell beer to customers on site under a measure moving forward in the Legislature.

 

 

Mississippi House debates internet sales tax for roads and bridge work

Posted 2/2/2017 in State

Mississippi's House voted on Wednesday to enforce taxation on internet sales and earmark the money for road and bridge work.

 

 

Lottery bill clears Mississippi House panel, prospects dim

Posted 2/2/2017 in State

A Mississippi House committee voted Tuesday to create a state lottery, but the proposal faces a tough future with opposition from the Republican House speaker.

 

 

Mississippi Arts Commission survives as stand-alone agency

Posted 2/1/2017 in State

The Mississippi Arts Commission is on track to survive as a stand-alone state agency.

 

 

Flag bills die, limits on attorney general survive deadline

Posted 2/1/2017 in State

Tuesday marked the first big deadline during the three-month session of the Mississippi Legislature.

 

 

I do, what? Price of marriage could go up in Mississippi

Posted 2/1/2017 in State

Getting married could become a bit more expensive in Mississippi.

 

 

Kemper Co. plant makes electricity, but more work, cost review ahead

Posted 2/1/2017 in State

More than $4 billion over budget and more than two years late, Mississippi Power Co. announced Tuesday that its $7.1 billion Kemper County plant is finally making electricity from gasified lignite coal.

 

 

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