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Final parts of Miss. budget set during special session

Posted 6/6/2017 in State

Mississippi lawmakers met in special session Monday and set the final pieces of the state budget for the year that begins July 1.



4 charter school proposals move ahead in Miss.

Posted 6/6/2017 in State

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday approved four new school proposals for further consideration.



Last 3 victims of Miss. shooting rampage laid to rest

Posted 6/6/2017 in State

The final three victims of the eight shot to death in a killing rampage were laid to rest Monday in Mississippi.



Mississippi legislators setting final pieces budget

Posted 6/5/2017 in State

Mississippi lawmakers have little flexibility in setting the final pieces of the $6 billion state budget.



Analysis: Jackson State mess may prompt changes to searches

Posted 6/5/2017 in State

Members of the College Board often say that the most important thing they do is choose the presidents of Mississippi's eight public universities.



Judge rejects suit over Miss. governor's budget cuts

Posted 6/3/2017 in State

A judge on Friday ruled against a lawsuit by two Democratic legislators challenging the power of the Mississippi governor to make midyear budget cuts.



Special session focuses on budgets, short-term and long-term

Posted 6/3/2017 in State

Mississippi legislators are hoping to make quick work of a special session that focuses on money.



Sheriff's deputy among 8 killed in Miss. lauded as 'a hero'

Posted 6/2/2017 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and others on Thursday saluted a sheriff's deputy who was among the eight people killed in a series of shootings Saturday and Sunday.



Lesbian challenges court ruling that she's not legal parent

Posted 6/2/2017 in State

A lesbian is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to recognize her as a legal parent of a child born during her marriage to a woman.



Man held in killing of 8 people often threatened violence

Posted 6/1/2017 in State

Willie Cory Godbolt, the man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy and seven people he knew in rural Mississippi, has led a life marked by violence, starting with his own parents.



National Guard releases name of solider killed in training

Posted 6/1/2017 in State

The Mississippi National Guard has released the name of the 24-year-old soldier killed when a tank rolled over during a training accident in California.



4 Mississippi schools must improve nursing programs

Posted 6/1/2017 in State

Four Mississippi universities and community colleges have been told to make improvements to their nursing programs.



Miss. National Guardsman killed, 3 injured in California training

Posted 5/31/2017 in State

One Mississippi National Guard member was killed and three others were injured when their tank rolled over during a training exercise in the California desert.



Miss. teen: He 'loved me enough to take some bullets for me'

Posted 5/30/2017 in State

It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video games.



Mississippi group will study lottery but not take a stand

Posted 5/26/2017 in State

A study group will gather facts about lotteries in other states but won't make a recommendation either for or against creating a game of chance in Mississippi, its leader says.



Former Mississippi prison chief sentenced to nearly 20 years

Posted 5/25/2017 in State

Christopher Epps once called himself the "tallest hog at the trough," but he was cut down to size Wednesday when a judge sentenced Mississippi's former corrections commissioner to nearly 20 years in prison for crimes connected to more than $1.4 million in bribes.



Services planned for boy, 6, shot after car theft

Posted 5/25/2017 in State

Services have been set for a 6-year-old boy shot to death after a car theft outside a Jackson grocery store.


Black caucus: White rep should resign over lynch comment

Posted 5/24/2017 in State

Black lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.


Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

Posted 5/24/2017 in State

Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday.



Gov. Bryant: No lottery in special session

Posted 5/24/2017 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he won't ask lawmakers to consider a lottery during a special session next month.



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