The Obama administration has rejected Mississippi's proposal to create a state-run health insurance exchange, state Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Thursday, dealing a blow to his bid to craft an exchange despite the opposition of Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.
Renasant Corp. will buy fellow Mississippi bank First M&F Corp. in a $119 million stock transaction.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services could hire private companies to handle child support collections under a bill that passed the state Senate on Wednesday.
House members want to move the Department of Revenue to a new home in Speaker Philip Gunn's district.
Mississippi lawmakers are holding onto a chance to debate Medicaid expansion in the next few weeks, even though Gov. Phil Bryant and other Republican leaders oppose growth in the program.
The situation with Mississippi Power Company and its coal-fired plant under construction in Kemper County has a lot of people upset. Here why: We pick where to shop for clothes and food. We compare prices, at least to some degree, on other necessities such as gasoline for our cars. But we don't get to pick where we buy tap water or electricity.
Mississippi state Rep. Joe Gardner of Batesville, known for his quiet demeanor and carefully considering all sides of complex issues, died Monday. He was 68.
Mississippi lawmakers may let two teachers or other employees per public school carry concealed weapons.
Mississippi, a state that defied federal authority during the Civil War and the civil rights movement, won't revive its efforts to nullify federal laws -- at least not this year.
State lawmakers are advancing a measure meant to make it legal for students to pray before public school groups.
Speaker Philip Gunn has emerged as a stronger figure in his second year at the helm of Mississippi House.
Mississippi's in the middle of a deadly tornado zone, and Gov. Phil Bryant has declared this week Severe Weather Preparedness Week statewide. The zone stretches roughly from Little Rock, Ark., to Birmingham, Ala.
Mississippi Gulf Coast hotels chartered buses to bring guests to New Orleans for the Super Bowl and back. Mississippi's coastal casinos were hoping for good business.
The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to vessel traffic in both directions after finishing the cleanup of thousands of gallons of oil from a leaking barge.
More than 50 years ago, the University of Southern Mississippi rejected a chance to admit a black man and end segregation in the state's higher education system. Today, the school is likely to become the first of Mississippi's historically white public universities to be led by a black man.
From tales of a former governor procuring male prostitutes to a U.S. senator speaking off the cuff at a birthday party about admiring a segregationalist presidential candidate, Mississippi politics have had a long-standing love/hate relationship with the national media.
Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature say they're trying to preserve the option of expanding Medicaid in the state, even though Gov. Phil Bryant and other Republican leaders oppose adding hundreds of thousands more people to the government health insurance for the poor.
Plans for Mississippi to fund voluntary preschool are sprinting out of committees. House and Senate Education committees endorsed separate measures Thursday to set up classes for 4-year-old children. The bills move to the full chambers for more debate.
Six people have been indicted on federal charges related to a scheme to pocket refunds from the filing of false income tax returns involving former or current Mississippi inmates.
Viking Range Corp.'s new owner is laying off one-fifth of the company's workers.
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