Former longtime Mississippi Speaker of the House Tim Ford has died of a heart attack.
Two Mississippi Supreme Court justices said Thursday that the court should find the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and not wait for a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.
A businessman says a former Mississippi prison official solicited the first in a series of bribes that eventually mounted to $1.5 million.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' $382 million tax-cut proposal was big, until fellow Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn rolled out his own $1.7 billion plan to eliminate Mississippi's personal income tax.
Republican Delbert Hosemann filed papers Monday to run for a third term as Mississippi secretary of state.
In a game of escalating tax-cut proposals, House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, will propose the biggest so far: a $1.7 billion phaseout of Mississippi's state personal income tax over more than a decade, a top legislator said late Monday.
Jim Hood filed papers Friday to run for a fourth term as Mississippi attorney general.
Four of Mississippi's public universities are likely to begin charging student activity fees this fall, moving further away from the state's one-time policy of tuition including all charges.
Madison attorney Vicki Slater launched her campaign as Democrat for Mississippi governor Thursday.
Mississippi is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it enforce an abortion law that had been declared unconstitutional by a lower court.
State officials say Mississippi's public schools will have another year to keep the high grades they have been given, even though test scores indicate lower ratings.
Mississippi legislators are working on early proposals to fund state government during the year that begins July 1.
Mississippi homeowners older than 65 could get a break on their property taxes under a proposal some lawmakers are pushing.
Authorities are still trying to figure out what happened to a north Mississippi woman in the last hour before she was found burned.
A DeSoto County lawmaker apologized Tuesday for saying that in the town where he used to be mayor, "all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.'
Does Google help criminals by allowing its search engine to lead to pirated music or by having its autocomplete function suggest illegal activities?
A Mississippi state senator trying to curtail investments in Iran says she's reworking the bill over concerns that it could hurt the state's ability to work with automaker Toyota Motor Corp.
Gov. Phil Bryant issued a state of emergency Sunday evening for northern portions of the state, but as of mid-morning today, no reports of dangerous weather had been confirmed in the Golden Triangle.
Mississippi legislators are approaching the midpoint of their three-month session, and they've whittled the list of issues to consider.
A Mississippi death row inmate has won a new trial after the state Supreme Court found Starkville Police Department investigators withheld evidence from prosecutors and defense attorneys that showed a key state witness lied.
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