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Miss. set to add terrorism to death penalty law

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

Mississippi is set to add terrorism to the list of crimes that could lead to the death penalty, if a victim is killed.

 

 

Man uses feces to hid pot-growing operation

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

 

 

Analysis: Legislature often like extended family

Posted 4/8/2013 in State

It was a poignant bookend to the 2013 session of the Mississippi Legislature -- the passing of a House of Representatives seat from father to surviving son.

 

 

Analysis: 2013 session mixes substance, silliness

Posted 4/6/2013 in State

Mississippi lawmakers approved substantial public policy changes during their 2013 session, with an emphasis on trying new approaches to public education.

 

Authorities say video shows Jackson police officer shooting

Posted 4/6/2013 in State

Authorities have a video from a police interrogation room that shows a murder suspect shooting a detective to death before killing himself with the officer's gun, a person with knowledge of the investigation said Saturday.

 

Mississippi lawmakers finish their 2013 session

Posted 4/5/2013 in State

Mississippi lawmakers ended their three-month session Thursday, but they'll return to the Capitol in the next several weeks to handle a big piece of unfinished business: Keeping the Medicaid program alive beyond July 1.

 

 

Miss. lawmakers pass bill that could arm teachers

Posted 4/4/2013 in State

Lawmakers are leaving open the possibility that Mississippi teachers could bear arms in their classrooms. The House and Senate passed Senate Bill 2659 Wednesday. The bill originally was designed only to grant money for schools to hire school resource officers.

 

 

Charter school bill passes

Posted 4/3/2013 in State

Charter schools have cleared their most difficult remaining legislative hurdle in Mississippi. House members voted 62-56 Tuesday with no debate to approve a House-Senate agreement on House Bill 369.

 

 

Senate agrees to House bill on charter schools

Posted 4/2/2013 in State

Faced with repeated warnings that changes could jeopardize support, Mississippi senators have agreed to the House version of a bill to expand charter schools.

 

 

Gov. Bryant withdraws Board of Health nomination

Posted 4/2/2013 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday he's withdrawing his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring of Ridgeland to the state Board of Health.

 

 

Miss. Medicaid vote may prompt special session

Posted 4/2/2013 in State

 

Investigation leads to dogfight raid

Posted 4/2/2013 in State

A raid on a barn in northern Mississippi over the weekend busted up what is thought to be one the biggest annual dogfights in the United States with organizers and participants from around the country, authorities said Monday.

 

House and Senate approve borrowing $196M

Posted 4/2/2013 in State

A bill to borrow $196 million would send tens of millions to universities and community colleges for construction projects.

 

 

Barbour portrait to be unveiled

Posted 4/2/2013 in State

 

 

Analysis: Reeves risks blame if charter bills fail

Posted 4/1/2013 in State

 

 

Questions hang over details of Miss. reading plan

Posted 3/30/2013 in State

One of many ambitious education plans being considered by Mississippi lawmakers is a focus on reading in early grades, including holding back third-graders if they can't read on at least a basic level.

 

 

House approves bill to regulate abortion pills

Posted 3/30/2013 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are likely to approve a bill requiring a doctor to personally oversee the administration of abortion-inducing drugs and requiring the woman to return for a follow-up exam two weeks later.

 

 

Lawmakers OK financing for Nissan suppliers

Posted 3/30/2013 in State

Mississippi lawmakers have advanced a bill to help finance buildings for suppliers of Nissan Motor Co.'s plant near Canton.

 

 

Bank sets $500 million loan fund for Miss. firms

Posted 3/29/2013 in State

BancorpSouth is setting aside a $500 million loan fund aimed at Mississippi businesses, saying it will work with state officials to find qualified borrowers.

 

 

Bryant: Nominee qualified by anti-abortion work

Posted 3/29/2013 in State

 

 

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