STATE

2321 results   « previous   Page 3 of 117   next »

Nunnelee condolences come from White House, Caldwell classmates

Posted 2/7/2015 in State

In the final months of his life, fighting a losing battle against the effects of brain cancer and a stroke, Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi said he drew strength from a Bible verse about giving thanks to God in all circumstances.

 

House resurrects texting-while-driving ban it killed in 2014

Posted 2/7/2015 in State

In 2014, a bill to ban texting, emailing and social media use died a messy death in Mississippi's House of Representatives on the last night of the legislative session.

 

 

Probe of burning death continues in north Miss.

Posted 2/7/2015 in State

Authorities say they are still investigating the burning death of a woman in north Mississippi.

 

 

Miss. bill would honor late Sen. Turner

Posted 2/7/2015 in State

The Mississippi Senate has voted to name a segment of highway after a former lawmaker.

 

 

House approves recording, concert, theater incentives

Posted 2/6/2015 in State

Incentives for recorded music sound good to some Mississippi lawmakers.

 

 

Bill fails that would limit attorney general's power to sue

Posted 2/5/2015 in State

Mississippi House members are rejecting new restrictions against Attorney General Jim Hood's ability to file lawsuits or hire outside lawyers.

 

 

Measures to collect debts from tax refunds falter

Posted 2/5/2015 in State

House members are having second thoughts about bills that would allow governments and hospitals to seize state income tax refunds to pay debts.

 

Open Meetings bills die in committee on Tuesday

Posted 2/4/2015 in State

Two Mississippi Senate bills seeking to more specifically define what constitutes a public meeting have both died in committee, according to the legislature's website.

 

House panel approves small bump in sales tax money to cities

Posted 2/4/2015 in State

Mississippi's nearly 300 cities and towns could collectively get about $30 million more sales tax money under proposals lawmakers are considering.

 

 

Miss. vaccination exemption could change

Posted 2/4/2015 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health would lose its role in deciding whether a child can skip or delay a mandatory vaccination against measles or other diseases, under a proposal that awaits debate at the state Capitol.

 

 

Reeves joins those seeking school spending bump

Posted 2/3/2015 in State

As the 2015 elections approach, Republican leaders in the Mississippi Legislature appear to be reaching a consensus to spend more on K-12 education in next year's budget.

 

 

Mississippi's prison population dropping

Posted 2/3/2015 in State

Mississippi's prison population, which has consistently ranked second in the nation per capita, has seen a decrease of almost 3,000 inmates in the last year.

 

 

Industry groups join Google's attack against Hood

Posted 2/3/2015 in State

Computer industry groups are joining Google's effort to block an investigation by Mississippi's attorney general.

 

 

Analysis: More opponents loom for school funding initiative

Posted 2/2/2015 in State

The skies were already clouding over for an initiative meant to require higher funding of Mississippi's education system. But they're getting darker.

 

 

Rep. Nunnelee sent home after new tumor discovered

Posted 2/2/2015 in State

Doctors have found a new tumor in U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible.

 

 

Louisville Democrat running for District 35 seat

Posted 1/31/2015 in State

A Louisville Democrat is now seeking election as District 35 state representative.

 

 

Senators propose Common Core panel as House bans PARCC test

Posted 1/30/2015 in State

Legislators are wading deeper into determining what Mississippi students will learn and how they will be tested.

 

 

McDaniel: His closed-primary bill being blocked

Posted 1/30/2015 in State

A state lawmaker who lost a contentious U.S. Senate primary last year said Thursday that he wants Mississippi to have a closed primary system that requires voters to register by party, but he thinks the lieutenant governor is blocking the way.

 

 

Greenwood doctor faces civil lawsuit related to shooting

Posted 1/29/2015 in State

A civil suit was filed against Greenwood doctor by a local attorney, who was the purported target of a failed murder-for-hire scheme, is scheduled for trial on July 20 in Lowndes County.

 

 

Plan would give up to $1.5M to Miss. music

Posted 1/29/2015 in State

Mississippi license plates and highway welcome signs proclaim the state as the Birthplace of America's Music, bowing to the state's blues heritage.

 

 

« previous   Page 3 of 117   next »

 

Advanced Search

 

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Email