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Hearing set for man charged in 'Vote Trump' church burning

Posted 1/12/2017 in State

A court hearing is set for a Mississippi man charged in the burning of a black church that was spray-painted with "Vote Trump."

 

 

Medicaid underfunded to start year, director tells lawmakers

Posted 1/11/2017 in State

Mississippi's Medicaid director says there are straightforward reasons the program is requesting an additional $75 million to get through the final six months of the state budget year.

 

 

Bryant: State workers must take sexual harassment prevention

Posted 1/11/2017 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced Tuesday that by executive order, he's requiring all state employees to take online training in sexual harassment awareness and prevention.

 

 

Mississippi ex-Gov. Winter moves out of intensive care

Posted 1/11/2017 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter remains in fair condition as he recovers from head injuries after falling on his icy driveway.

 

 

Reeves says he expects education funding report within days

Posted 1/10/2017 in State

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he expects a consulting firm to submit its recommendations for changing Mississippi's education funding formula in about a week or so.

 

 

Mississippi spends more on subsidized child care, but could serve fewer

Posted 1/7/2017 in State

The Mississippi Department of Human Services says it has increased by 50 percent the share of federal welfare money used to subsidize child care for low-income families.

 

 

Latest delay pushes Kemper power plant price over $7B

Posted 1/7/2017 in State

Mississippi Power Co. says its Kemper County power plant will be delayed another month. The latest delay, confirmed Friday, pushes the plant's price tag over $7 billion.

 

 

No plans for future Miss. picnics in NYC, group says

Posted 1/5/2017 in State

Organizers say they are not planning to continue the annual picnic that brought Mississippi catfish and blues to New York.

 

 

Surveyors count 9 Miss. tornadoes from Monday storms

Posted 1/5/2017 in State

The National Weather Service has counted at least nine tornadoes hitting Mississippi on Monday.

 

 

Reeves: Focus on Mississippi achievement during bicentennial

Posted 1/4/2017 in State

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says Mississippi's bicentennial is a chance to focus on achievement.

 

 

School funding, budget and roads headline 2017 Legislature

Posted 1/3/2017 in State

Mississippi's 174 legislators will return to the Capitol today, starting a 90-day legislative session that will run as late as April 2.

 

 

Change of venue sought on charges related to police killings

Posted 1/3/2017 in State

One of several suspects facing charges in connection with the deaths of two Hattiesburg police officers is asking for a change of venue for her trial, citing pretrial publicity.

 

 

Analysis: House GOP maintains unity through caucus meetings

Posted 1/2/2017 in State

In Congress, they call it the Hastert rule -- the idea that a majority of the majority party must approve of legislation before it comes to the floor.

 

 

School funding formula looms as top 2017 issue for lawmakers

Posted 1/2/2017 in State

The top issue for Mississippi's Legislature when it returns Tuesday is education funding, but Republican leaders' plans remain to be seen.

 

 

State gets grant to help track website targeting jobseekers

Posted 1/2/2017 in State

Mississippi Energy Institute has created a website called "Get on the Grid" to help students and their parents learn about opportunities for well-paying jobs in Mississippi.

 

 

Mississippi's top stories: Nun slayings, children deaths

Posted 12/31/2016 in State

Several tragedies hit Mississippi in 2016, including the slaying of two nuns, three cases of children dying in hot cars and a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent killed in the line of duty.

 

 

Sheriff: 'Grinch couple' broke in, ate Christmas treats

Posted 12/30/2016 in State

Referring to two suspects as the "Grinch couple," a Mississippi sheriff says a man and a woman broke into a home and ate the homeowners' Christmas treats before fleeing.

 

 

Miss. lawmakers vague on tax proposals for '17 session

Posted 12/28/2016 in State

Mississippi's Republican-led Legislature and GOP Gov. Phil Bryant enacted a substantial package of tax cuts during their 2016 session, with reductions phased in over several years.

 

 

Judge rejects ex-corrections chief's request to leave jail

Posted 12/28/2016 in State

A federal judge on Friday rejected a plea from Mississippi's former corrections commissioner to release him from jail until his May 24 sentencing.

 

 

Analysis: Oil spill cash could tempt Mississippi budgeters

Posted 12/26/2016 in State

Nearly seven years after a massive oil spill sullied the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi lawmakers are faced with a pot of money that could become a great temptation.

 

 

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