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Hood asks judge to throw out school funding suit

Posted 10/8/2014 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 21 school districts that argues Mississippi owes them $230 million in education aid and demands an end to future shortfalls.

 

 

Miss. renews water-rights battle with Memphis

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

Mississippi officials are renewing allegations that Memphis is stealing water from the state.

 

 

Amendment backers say enough voters have signed

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools" in Mississippi loaded up the bed of a Chevrolet pickup with 16 boxes and drove to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office Monday.

 

 

Greenwood doctor faces civil lawsuit

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

A judge will decide if mental examination records of a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case can be used in a civil trial.

 

 

Long Beach massage therapist arrested

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

 

Rebels stun Crimson Tide

Posted 10/4/2014 in State

Epic. Momentous. Resilient. All of these words, and more, could be used to describe the scene in Oxford.

 

Tagert urges consideration of fuel tax increase

Posted 10/4/2014 in State

Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said Friday that Mississippi must consider a fuel tax increases to maintain roads and bridges.

 

 

Enrollment increasing in Miss. Medicaid and CHIP

Posted 10/4/2014 in State

Mississippi's Medicaid enrollment has grown since January, even as top elected officials continue to oppose expanding the program.

 

 

Dept. of Public Safety seeks bigger budget

Posted 10/3/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is requesting a $46 million budget boost in the coming year.

 

 

Baptist Memorial layoffs affect Mississippi

Posted 10/3/2014 in State

Baptist Memorial Healthcare is laying off workers at its Booneville and New Albany hospitals in Mississippi in cost reduction plan.

 

 

Again, costs rise and completion delayed at Kemper plant

Posted 10/3/2014 in State

Southern Co. said Thursday that it will cost at least another $59 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.6 billion

 

 

Miss. high court hears GOP Senate primary dispute

Posted 10/3/2014 in State

Attorneys for six-term Sen. Thad Cochran told the Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday that a challenger waited too long to file a lawsuit seeking to overturn Cochran's victory in the June 24 Republican primary runoff.

 

 

Tourism officials seek bigger promo budget

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

Mississippi tourism officials are requesting more public money to promote the state in big media markets such as Atlanta and Chicago, hoping the investment will lure travelers to play golf, visit civil-rights landmarks or hear authentic blues music close to its roots.

 

 

Mississippi colleges and universities seek more money

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

The two systems that run Mississippi's public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state.

 

Man in Cochran photo case indicted for burglary

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges.

 

Miss. personal income growth trails nation

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

Personal income growth in Mississippi accelerated in the second three months of 2014, but growth still trailed the nation.

 

 

Mighty Mississippi Music Festival opens Friday

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

 

 

Group seeks ballot initiative to legalize marijuana

Posted 10/1/2014 in State

A group has filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi.

 

 

Miss. officials question local school aid spending

Posted 10/1/2014 in State

State education officials making their legally-mandated push to support Mississippi's school funding formula were questioned Tuesday in a budget hearing about rising spending on administrators and whether lawmakers should spend more money on programs not included in the formula.

 

 

Mississippi has 2 more cases of enterovirus

Posted 10/1/2014 in State

Mississippi health officials are confirming two more cases of a virus that causes respiratory illness in children.

 

 

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