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State braces for Guard furloughs

Posted 5/31/2013 in State

Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi, was to release details today of upcoming furloughs among more than 1,400 full-time National Guard employees across Mississippi.

 

State gives $1M to health overhaul call center

Posted 5/31/2013 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant rarely misses a chance to bash the federal healthcare overhaul as an unaffordable intrusion. But Thursday, he announced the state is giving $1 million to a federal contractor that will hire 1,000 Mississippians to help implement it.

 

 

Groups say conditions in Miss. prison 'barbaric'

Posted 5/31/2013 in State

Inmates in a Mississippi prison are isolated for long periods in "barbaric" conditions, sometimes in filthy cells with rats and broken toilets, and they are denied access to medical and mental health care, a federal lawsuit filed Thursday said.

 

 

Jackson police: Man shot trying to run over cop

Posted 5/30/2013 in State

 

 

United Furniture Industries expanding

Posted 5/30/2013 in State

 

 

Groups work to bring Internet to rural areas

Posted 5/29/2013 in State

Internet connectivity is spreading through rural Mississippi but there is still work to be done. Internet access needs can vary widely and adoption of this connectivity still remains a hurdle, say groups working on these challenges.

 

 

Census outlines state's school spending

Posted 5/28/2013 in State

At least once a year, Mississippi lawmakers have the same basic argument about education funding. One side says: You can't fix public schools by throwing money at them. The other side retorts: How would anyone know? The state has never tried it.

 

Chaney fears some won't get insurance

Posted 5/28/2013 in State

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says he fears some people won't be able to get health insurance when enrollment under the federal law opens in October.

 

Troopers out in force for weekend

Posted 5/25/2013 in State

 

 

Southern Co. CEO defends power project

Posted 5/23/2013 in State

 

 

Court won't get involved in Miss. redistricting

Posted 5/21/2013 in State

 

 

Kemper costs claim Miss. Power's president

Posted 5/21/2013 in State

 

 

Crop planting lags behind schedule

Posted 5/20/2013 in State

 

 

Miss. spends $2 million to keep military bases

Posted 5/18/2013 in State

Mississippi's state and local officials can tell you that defending the state's military bases from closures can get expensive.

 

 

Drug Court conference to be held in Tunica Wednesday

Posted 5/18/2013 in State

 

 

Brown nominated for district judgeship

Posted 5/17/2013 in State

 

 

Miss. to hire superintendent of education

Posted 5/17/2013 in State

Mississippi could choose its new state superintendent of education by October. The state Board of Education agreed in a Thursday discussion to take applications for the post from early June through early September, with plans to interview finalists in late September and reach a contract with a new leader by October.

 

 

Southaven mayor accused of duplicate billing

Posted 5/14/2013 in State

 

 

Analysis: Bryant's Medicaid remarks change tone

Posted 5/13/2013 in State

 

 

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