Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is not yet saying whether he would sign a bill that would let government workers and private businesspeople cite religious beliefs to deny services to gay or lesbian couples.
Mississippi legislative leaders are considering raising sales tax rates from 7 percent to 9 percent as part of plan to increase road and bridge funding. But they indicated they might remove the sales tax from groceries.
The cost of Mississippi residents' hunting and fishing licenses could increase for the first time in a generation to help pay for more state game wardens.
The board of Jackson's city-run airport says it will go as far as necessary to fight a bill that would give suburbs and the state some control over the airport.
The Mississippi House voted twice Tuesday to establish a state lottery, but the effort is likely to be squashed in the Senate.
Asked to choose between a Christian spirit of peace and a "God-given right" of self-defense, Mississippi senators Tuesday overwhelmingly favored the latter.
Forecasters say storms could produce tornadoes in several states across the South and flooding in Mississippi, where up to 5 inches of rain could fall.
A divided Mississippi House voted Monday to study campaign finance laws rather than change them this year, but the proposal will get more scrutiny when it returns to the Senate.
Mississippi legislators are on track to produce dozens of new state laws. And, as in years past, they're probably creating plenty of work for attorneys.
The Mississippi House wants to allow the state to execute prisoners using a firing squad if officials decide lethal injection is too expensive or unavailable.
A handful of Democrats on Wednesday showed dissatisfaction with Mississippi's Republican-dominated legislative process by conducting filibusters with long-winded readings of bills.
Vietnamese poet Ocean Vuong and fiction writer Catherine Lacey, a native of Tupelo, are among this year's 10 recipients of the Whiting Awards, $50,000 prizes given to young writers of exceptional promise.
An innocent bystander was killed when his car was struck by a suspected shoplifter leading police on a chase from a suburb into Mississippi's capital city, police said Tuesday.
A Mississippi Senate committee Tuesday proposed to ban elected officials and candidates from spending campaign money on themselves, after Associated Press and Clarion-Ledger reports highlighted widespread personal use.
Attorneys are arguing about whether a federal court has the power to decide if the Confederate battle emblem should be removed from the Mississippi flag.
Mississippi senators have killed a proposal to expand medical exemptions to some of the strictest childhood vaccination requirements in the nation.
Some college students are telling a Mississippi Gulf Coast television station that a ban on alcohol at a popular Alabama beach destination will bring more spring breakers to Mississippi.
The Mississippi Senate passed a narrower version of a bill Monday that would require an electronic records system for Medicaid and a regular audit of Medicaid recipients.
Fights last week in the Mississippi Senate over a transportation spending bill that doesn't actually do anything yet indicate how intensely people are lobbying for and against more money for roads and bridges.
When former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck shut down her campaign committee in the closing days of 2013, she took a parting gift -- the $158,342 remaining in the account.
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