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Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South

Posted 11/16/2012 in State

The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.

 

 

Bryant proposes cuts for most agencies

Posted 11/15/2012 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing that most state agencies take a 1.5 percent budget cut during fiscal 2014, which begins next July 1.

 

 

$100-a-year fee likely at Ole Miss, MSU

Posted 11/15/2012 in State

Mississippi's two largest universities are likely to win approval to impose a $50-a-semester fee on their students.

 

Plane crash in Jackson kills three

Posted 11/14/2012 in State

Three pilots flying together to a federal safety conference died when their single-engine plane faltered in midair and crashed into a house that went up in flames.

Modest rise in revenues won't solve state's budget challenges

Posted 11/13/2012 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant and state lawmakers begin their second day of preliminary budget talks today in Jackson.

 

Charter schools opponent moved off House Education committee

Posted 11/13/2012 in State

The Republican speaker of the Mississippi House has shuffled committee assignments in a way that makes it easier to pass charter school legislation he supports.

 

 

Analysis: Legislators aim to prevent child abuse

Posted 11/12/2012 in State

"Erin's Law" is described as a tool to keep sexual predators away from children. Four states -- Maine, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri -- have enacted it and a dozen more may consider it in 2013.

 

 

Miss. in good shape for debt level, treasury says

Posted 11/9/2012 in State

The Mississippi House and Senate will try to agree on a package of long-term borrowing next year, after failing to authorize one this past spring, a top lawmaker said Thursday.

 

 

Other editors: Senseless election reaction a step backward for Ole Miss

Posted 11/8/2012 in State

Ole Miss has more than 20,000 students enrolled at its campuses, including the Medical Center. But it only takes a small percentage to tarnish the image worn by all.

 

Ole Miss students rally for racial harmony

Posted 11/8/2012 in State

A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama Tuesday night grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.

 

Ballots fall in Miss., as GOP enthusiasm wanes

Posted 11/8/2012 in State

Who knew the enthusiasm gap was among Mississippi Republicans? The number of Mississippi voters dropped from the 2008 presidential election by as much as 90,000 people, with Republican votes falling twice as much as Democratic ballots.

 

 

Coleman defeats Phillips for Supreme Court seat

Posted 11/7/2012 in State

Newcomer Josiah Coleman won a seat on the Supreme Court on Tuesday with a suprisingly easy win over Richard "Flip" Phillips.

 

 

Wicker, Nunnelee, Harper hold off challenges

Posted 11/7/2012 in State

Two years after booting two incumbents from the U.S. House, Mississippi voters chose stability in 2012 by re-electing all four current congressmen and returning Republican Roger Wicker to the U.S. Senate.

 

 

Josiah Coleman elected to Mississippi Supreme Court in northern district

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Josiah Coleman has been elected to Mississippi Supreme Court in northern district.

 

 

Nunnelee re-elected in Miss. 1st US House district

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to the U.S. House in north Mississippi's 1st District. He begins a two-year term in January.

 

 

Romney wins Miss. electoral votes for president

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Republican Mitt Romney has won Mississippi's six electoral votes for president.

 

 

Republican Wicker re-elected to US Senate in Miss.

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Republican Roger Wicker has been re-elected to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi and begins a six-year term in January.

 

Miss. votes Romney, re-elects Wicker, 4 US reps

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Mississippi votes were casting ballots for president, five federal officials and five state appellate judges, forming long lines at polling stations amid heavy turnout Tuesday, elections officials said.

 

Miss. economy predicted to grow slowly in 2013

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Mississippi's economy is forecast to grow slowly again in 2013, after eking out just barely positive growth in 2012.

 

 

Hosemann eyes streamlining state boards

Posted 11/6/2012 in State

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is advocating streamlining state government by reining in the 200 boards and commissions that oversee various agencies.

 

 

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