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Lawmakers seek agreement on clinic grants

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to work out their differences on a proposal to expand state subsidies to health clinics.

 

 

Leaders promote using carbon dioxide in oil output

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant and others are extolling Mississippi as a national leader in using carbon dioxide to extract more oil from old oil fields.

 

 

Man convicted of Dutch cyclist death dies in federal prison

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

A Mississippi man convicted in the death of a Dutch cyclist has died in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina.

 

 

Miss. House passes bills to restrict labor unions

Posted 3/6/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are moving ahead with a package of bills to restrict some labor union organizing and picketing practices.

 

 

Miss. religion bill draws debate on discrimination

Posted 3/6/2014 in State

A gay-rights group is asking Mississippi legislators to specify that a religious-practices bill won't open the way for discrimination if it becomes law.

 

Republicans rule Taylor can stay on party ballot

Posted 3/6/2014 in State

Former Democratic Mississippi congressman Gene Taylor will stay on the Republican primary ballot opposing incumbent U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo.

 

Teacher pay raise plan moves to Miss. Senate

Posted 3/5/2014 in State

The head of an educators' union is praising Mississippi lawmakers for moving forward with a teacher pay raise proposal, but he's asking them to do more.

 

 

Mississippi House panel advances revised religious practice bill

Posted 3/5/2014 in State

A Mississippi House panel on Tuesday changed and passed a bill that says state and local government cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices.

 

Reeves unveiling new teacher pay raise proposal

Posted 3/4/2014 in State

The Mississippi Senate will consider a teacher pay raise plan that's different from a proposal already passed by the House.

 

Black Caucus cites Medicaid as unaddressed issue

Posted 3/4/2014 in State

Medicaid expansion is one of the biggest issues Mississippi lawmakers are failing to address this year, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus said Monday.

 

Miss. inmate sues over execution drug info

Posted 3/4/2014 in State

Lawyers for a woman facing the death penalty in Mississippi say the state isn't telling them enough about where it's getting execution drugs and how it plans to use them.

 

Mississippi religious-practices bill faces deadline

Posted 3/4/2014 in State

A Mississippi House panel will decide today whether to kill a religious-practices bill or keep it alive with or without changes.

 

 

Search continues for missing toddler

Posted 3/4/2014 in State

The search continues for a missing Madison County toddler.

 

Shale brings high hopes in Mississippi

Posted 3/3/2014 in State

Residents living above an oil-rich shale formation that stretches across southwest Mississippi and Louisiana have been waiting on a boom for years. A steady trickle of drilling is already boosting the rural region's economy, and spending by two oil companies could make 2014 the year that many other locals finally cash in on the oil far beneath their feet.

Nunnelee lone incumbent without primary

Posted 3/3/2014 in State

First District Republican Alan Nunnelee is the only Mississippi congressman without a party primary this year. Saturday was congressional candidates' qualifying deadline in the state. Primaries are June 3, and the general election is Nov. 4.

Democrat Childers will seek seat in U.S. Senate

Posted 3/1/2014 in State

Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, D-Booneville, re-entered Mississippi politics Friday, declaring his candidacy for U.S. Senate.

 

Meredith calls noose on Ole Miss statue 'foolish'

Posted 3/1/2014 in State

James Meredith says it was "foolish" for anyone to leave a noose and a Confederate emblem on a statue of him at the University of Mississippi, the school he integrated in 1962.

 

Taylor will seek to reclaim seat from Palazzo

Posted 3/1/2014 in State

Former U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor of Bay St. Louis said it was the dysfunction of Washington that drove him to seek a return to the job he held for two decades. This time, though, he'll be running as a Republican.

 

Report could delay action on road funds until 2016

Posted 3/1/2014 in State

Proponents of increased Mississippi highway funding aren't just going to be waiting until 2015. They'll probably be waiting until 2016.

 

 

Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home

Posted 3/1/2014 in State

Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.

 

 

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