Mississippi lawmakers are working on early versions of budget bills, and final negotiations are weeks away.
Veteran Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi says he's not familiar with the tea party, even though he's being challenged by a supporter of the populist movement.
Mississippians could be able to buy guns, bullets, all-terrain vehicles and boats without paying sales taxes for a couple days under a proposal moving forward in the House.
The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.
A $25,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest of two men involved in defacing the James Meredith statue at the University of Mississippi.
The leaders of Mississippi's universities and community colleges had plans for a major overhaul of state-funded financial aid programs before the current legislative session. But lawmakers appear likely to adopt only a portion of the plan.
Mississippi voters will decide in November whether to amend the state constitution to guarantee the right to hunt and fish.
JACKSON -- An adult entertainer was sentenced in Mississippi Friday to seven years in prison for helping set up an illegal silicone buttocks injection that killed an Atlanta woman.
Mississippi senators want to restrict some union organizing and picketing practices, as well as local laws that might benefit workers.
Proposals to create a state voucher worth more than $6,000 for parents who withdraw their special education student from a Mississippi public school are making progress in the state House and Senate.
A Mississippi jury has found a 71-year-old Texas minister guilty of possession with intent to distribute 200 pounds of marijuana.
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear an appeal from a Lowndes County man convicted in the death of a Columbus city employee.
The Mississippi House on Thursday advanced a proposal to ban abortions after 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.
New figures show 17,350 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a website run by the federal government.
Old habits are hard to break when it comes to Mississippi lawmakers' desire to lock up criminals.
Fears about loss of local control and more charter schools led Mississippi House members Wednesday to reject a plan for a separate statewide school district to take over individual failing schools.
Mississippi is not only last among states in its share of high school students scoring well on Advanced Placement exams. It's also falling further behind.
The discovery of what could be as many as 1,000 graves on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center has officials rethinking the location parking facilities and other facilities.
A plan to pay community college tuition for recent Mississippi high school graduates who are not covered by other financial aid is advancing.
Mississippi House members like elected school superintendents so much that they're not even willing to let voters decide if they want to keep electing them.
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