Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that could lead to student-led prayer over school intercoms or at graduations or sporting events. The American Civil Liberties Union said the measure, which becomes law July 1, is likely to prompt a lawsuit in the school year that begins in August.
Graduation rates will make a difference this year in how Mississippi high schools and school districts are rated.
New unemployment data shows the Golden Triangle continuing to lag behind the state's unadjusted unemployment rate of 10.7 percent, but officials with the Mississippi Department of Employment Services say its hard to put a lot of faith in January numbers.
The Mississippi House changed its mind Wednesday and advanced a bill that could lead to more appointed, rather than elected, school superintendents.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's staff suggested that the Department of Public Safety should delay fulfilling requests for gun permit records until a law could be enacted to shield them from public scrutiny, emails obtained by The Associated Press show.
Renewing a political fight from last year's presidential campaign, House Republicans passed a bill Wednesday that would prevent the Obama administration from waiving work requirements in the landmark 1996 welfare reform law.
Adams County has received $3.9 million in grants from the state for work on a levee and new water system on the former Belwood County Club property, the future site of KiOR's Natchez alternative fuel production facility.
Several Mississippi House members say they want budget writers to restore more than $6 million that could be cut from the Department of Mental Health for the coming year.
In their latest plan to improve Mississippi public schools, state senators are offering a compromise on requirements to become a teacher and doing away with a proposal to make it easier for the state to take over troubled schools.
House members want to steer the school safety debate back toward letting school districts arm teachers and employees.
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.
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