Mississippi House Republicans passed a bill Friday that would require regular audits of Medicaid recipients and penalize those who fail to update their records.
The heads of the Mississippi Legislature's two transportation committees are considering raising the gas tax to maintain highways and bridges.
Black Democrats in the Mississippi House say Republicans are unfairly shutting them out of the legislative process, and they stalled House business for several hours Thursday to try to pressure the majority GOP.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month, but without mentioning slavery.
Mississippi continues to have "sluggish" growth that trails the Southeast and the nation as a whole, state economist Darrin Webb told lawmakers Wednesday.
It took investigators more than a year of painstaking work, but they say they have finally cracked the case of a former high school cheerleader who was found near death in her rural Mississippi hometown after being doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire.
A Greenwood oncologist is suing Attorney General Jim Hood and officials of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, claiming they're illegally confining him to cover up how an alleged hit man died in April 2012.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least seven tornadoes hit Mississippi Tuesday.
The top budget writer in the Mississippi House says the state's Medicaid program needs another $52 million during the budget year that ends June 30.
A deadly storm system that spawned tornadoes in Gulf Coast states Tuesday night was expected to bring severe weather to the Carolinas by Wednesday afternoon.
Mississippi legislators this year won't attempt to redesign the last state flag that features the Confederate battle emblem because leaders say they can't find a majority to remove the symbol from the 122-year-old banner.
Three wounded Mississippi state troopers described dead state narcotics agent Lee Tartt as a hero in videos broadcast at Tartt's funeral Tuesday.
A bill that would let physicians exempt children from Mississippi's vaccination requirements is advancing in the state House.
Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn, who became the first prominent Republican last summer to call for Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its flag, said Monday that if the flag design is going to be reconsidered, it should be put on a statewide ballot just as it was 15 years ago.
The Spring Tupelo Furniture Market will kick off its 29th consecutive year this week as buyers and sellers start to gather.
The mother of a man who shot four Mississippi law enforcement officers and was killed in a shootout says authorities refused to let her talk to her son during nearly six hours of negotiations.
Mississippi utility regulators may have averted an attempt led by electrical cooperatives to strip many powers of the Public Service Commission, but the deal could leave the regulatory body without the power to order cooperatives to pay rooftop solar panel owners enough money to make residential solar worthwhile.
A new statewide school district could take control of faltering local districts and keep them indefinitely in hopes of improving academic performance under a bill advancing in the Mississippi House.
One law enforcement officer was killed and three were wounded early Saturday after a six-hour long standoff at a rural Mississippi house ended when authorities stormed the house and the gunman inside opened fire, authorities said.
State officials, private business owners and others who provide services to the public couldn't be punished for acting on religious beliefs that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, under a bill advancing in the Mississippi Legislature.
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