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Miss. appeals political spending law ruling

Posted 8/3/2014 in State

The state of Mississippi is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling that part of its campaign finance law creates an unconstitutional burden for people or groups that spend at least $200 to support or oppose a ballot initiative.



Senate speeches headline Neshoba Fair

Posted 8/1/2014 in State

There was no Tea Party uprising and scant new ground broken as the political speeches at the Neshoba County Fair came to an end Thursday with calls for equality from the Democrats and unity from the Republicans.



Man who lived in U-Haul banished from Pike Co.

Posted 8/1/2014 in State

A judge has freed a Mississippi couple who were jailed after they were found living in a U-Haul truck with several other people but has told the man to leave Pike County.



Gunn: Mississippi Republicans need to heal rift

Posted 8/1/2014 in State

The Mississippi Republican Party needs to heal divisions created by a hard-fought U.S. Senate primary that is still being protested by tea party conservatives, House Speaker Philip Gunn said Thursday.



Miss. Senate candidates to appear together

Posted 7/31/2014 in State

For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign that'll happen.



Lt. Gov. Reeves touts conservatism, AG Hood decries bloggers

Posted 7/31/2014 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves emphasized his conservative credentials Wednesday during the first day of political speaking at the Neshoba County Fair.


U.S. appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Posted 7/30/2014 in State

Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.


Hattiesburg schools: Free meals to all students

Posted 7/30/2014 in State


Miss. photo conspiracy case not yet to grand jury

Posted 7/29/2014 in State

An attorney said Monday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi's Republican primary.


Musgrove seeks support for school funding lawsuit

Posted 7/29/2014 in State

A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling around Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for lawsuits against the state seeking payment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula since fiscal 2010.



1 dead in Moss Point fish plant explosion

Posted 7/29/2014 in State

One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion Monday at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.



Lawyers discuss bond in death penalty retrial

Posted 7/28/2014 in State

Former death row inmate Michelle Byrom's attorney says a judge could consider whether to release her on bond while she awaits her second trial in her husband's death in 1999.



Man walks into river to evade traffic stop, drowns

Posted 7/28/2014 in State

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says searchers have found the body of a 21-year-old man who walked backward into a river rather than face a traffic stop.



Botched executions raise new questions

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

A botched execution in Arizona last week has sent many states scrambling to make sure their executions don't follow a similar grim scenario.



McDaniel urged to speed election challenge

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said Friday that Chris McDaniel should hurry up and challenge the June 24 runoff results if McDaniel intends to do so.



Two inmates accused of injuring prison guards

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

Two inmates could face charges after injuring three prison guards in a fight at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.



House hopeful criticized for 'Green Beret' claim

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

A candidate for Congress from Mississippi's 1st District is drawing harsh criticism for having called himself a "Green Beret veteran."



Lawmakers vow new effort to measure budget results

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

Top legislative Republicans are promising that Mississippi will get performance-based budgeting right this time.


Mississippi gets 179 children from border surge

Posted 7/25/2014 in State

Mississippi has received fewer than 200 of the unaccompanied immigrant children who crossed the U.S. border and were released to sponsors so far this year, but the war of words over such children continues within the state.


Miss. justices won't revisit ruling on poll books

Posted 7/25/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court said Thursday that it won't reconsider its ruling that voters' birthdates must be redacted before poll books are opened for public inspection.



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