House members want Mississippians to keep their elected school superintendents. And they don't think would-be teachers should need to score 21 on the ACT.
The Mississippi Hospital Association announced Monday that it's working with Gov. Phil Bryant's office to address budget constraints resulting from the Affordable Care Act amid Bryant's ongoing opposition to the federal health care overhaul.
Hospital administrators are pressuring Mississippi lawmakers to expand Medicaid, an option under President Barack Obama's health care law that state Republicans have so far resisted pursuing.
Mississippi lawmakers may never have to debate payday loan interest rates again.
Cities and counties will be barred from raising minimum wages in their localities, if Gov. Phil Bryant approves.
A north Mississippi mayor, who's facing a myriad of legal problems and announced he would not seek a fifth term, did an about-face Friday and filed for re-election as an Independent.
The Mississippi House has a need for speed. House members amended an unrelated Senate bill Thursday to allow the state Transportation Commission to raise the speed limit on some highways to 75 mph.
Seven air traffic control towers in Mississippi are among 173 scheduled to be closed nationwide in early April, as the Federal Aviation Administration shuts off funding for those services.
The House has sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would legalize home brewing in Mississippi.
Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature say they're trying a new approach to push for Medicaid expansion -- an issue they support and Republican leaders oppose.
The FBI said Wednesday that it has been monitoring the state investigation into the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi, but the agency didn't indicate it had opened its own investigation.
The House has sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that could legalize student prayer before school audiences.
A Mississippi congressman on Tuesday asked the FBI to review the slaying of an openly gay mayoral candidate to determine if any federal laws might have been violated.
A Democratic lawmaker said Monday that Mississippi's Republican governor is a "fool" and a "hypocrite" for opposing Medicaid expansion.
A new Mississippi law says the public no longer has access to records of state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons.
The body of a slain Mississippi mayoral candidate was beaten and burned, a family member said Monday.
A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.
Mississippi lawmakers get hopping mad when Washington tries to tell the state what it can or can't do. But, they've been plenty willing this session to make the state government exert similar control over local government.
The Mississippi House on Thursday sent the governor a bill to block public access to information about state-issued permits for people to carry concealed weapons.
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