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Miss. Capitol rally calls for Medicaid expansion

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

More than 200 health advocates, doctors and others rallied at the Mississippi Capitol on Wednesday, asking legislators to expand Medicaid to the working poor.

 

 

Charter schools votes shift in House

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

 

 

Lawmakers near end of budget talks

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

 

 

Charter school bill loses House vote, but not dead

Posted 3/27/2013 in State

Mississippi House members don't want to proceed with a Senate-backed education bill that includes a proposal for charter schools expansion.

 

 

Miss. Senator switches to Republican Party

Posted 3/27/2013 in State

State Sen. Nicky Browning of Pontotoc has switched from the Democratic Party to the GOP, saying the time was right for him to make the move and become a Republican.

 

 

Miss. Democrats call for better education funding

Posted 3/26/2013 in State

Mississippi Democrats on Monday renewed their calls for more education funding in the state budget.

 

Ex-lawmaker: Upshaw had struggled with depression

Posted 3/26/2013 in State

A Mississippi legislator who authorities say apparently committed suicide had struggled for years with depression but gave no indication in recent days that she was contemplating taking her own life, according to a former lawmaker who was with the woman the day she died.

Execution date requested for Willie Jerome Manning

Posted 3/26/2013 in State

The man on death row for the 1992 murder of Natchez native Jon Steckler and another Mississippi State student will soon face execution.

 

Charter school proponent Bomgar named to state education board

Posted 3/26/2013 in State

A leading proponent of charter schools may be joining the state Board of Education. House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, said Monday he's appointing Joel Bomgar to the board, pending Senate confirmation.

 

State Representative found dead

Posted 3/25/2013 in State

State Rep. Jessica Upshaw, an attorney who had been a lawmaker since 2004, was found dead Sunday of an apparent suicide. She was 53.

 

Medgar Evers exhibit opening May 1

Posted 3/25/2013 in State

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History commemorates the 50th anniversary of the slaying of civil rights leader Medgar Evers with the opening of a new exhibit in Jackson on May 1 with Evers' widow, Myrlie Evers Williams.

 

 

Marine base shooting victim was goofy, churchgoing

Posted 3/25/2013 in State

A Marine who was shot to death at a Virginia base was described as a warm-hearted country boy from the South who grew up in the Pentecostal church and even preached a few times.

 

 

Bryant criticizes universities on teacher standard

Posted 3/22/2013 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant confronted members of the state College Board Thursday over their opposition to increasing requirements for teaching candidates.

 

 

Miss. lawmakers OK small increase for FY14 budget

Posted 3/22/2013 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are giving themselves a bit more wiggle room in writing a budget for the coming year.

 

 

Forensic pathologist sued over trial testimony

Posted 3/22/2013 in State

A woman who was acquitted in the death of her boyfriend has sued the medical examiner who testified at her 2010 trial. Jennifer Wardle Hollis seeks unspecified damages from Dr. Steven Hayne, who she alleges provided incorrect information to the Forrest County jury during her trial.

 

 

Gov. Bryant vetoes bill calling for school board study

Posted 3/20/2013 in State

No study needed, Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday. He'll just try again next year. Bryant vetoed Senate Bill 2141, which called for a 13-member task force to study how Mississippi's local school boards are selected.

 

 

Mississippi governor signs bill to allow home beer brewing

Posted 3/20/2013 in State

Beer enthusiasts in Mississippi will soon be able to legally brew their own beer, thanks to a bill Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law.

 

 

Medicaid status could affect state finances

Posted 3/19/2013 in State

Mississippi House Democrats said Monday that the state could hurt its own financial standing if it rejects Medicaid expansion, but Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said he's not convinced that would happen and he still opposes putting more people on the government health program.

 

 

Severe storms, large hail pummel parts of South

Posted 3/19/2013 in State

Severe thunderstorms Monday raked across a wide area of the South, packing strong winds, rain and some baseball-size hail.

 

 

Whistle-blowers allege wrongdoing at VA center

Posted 3/19/2013 in State

Employees at a Veterans Administration hospital in Mississippi have reported a range of "serious wrongdoing," including improperly sterilized instruments and missed diagnoses of fatal illnesses, an independent federal investigative agency said in a letter to the White House.

 

 

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