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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

 

 

Autopsy report still pending in candidate's death

Posted 3/29/2013 in State

More than a month has passed since the body of a Mississippi mayoral candidate was found dumped near a river levee, but the exact cause of his death remains largely a mystery pending the release of an autopsy report.

 

 

Miss. flags to be lowered honoring Rep. Upshaw

Posted 3/29/2013 in State

 

Gov. taps anti-abortion activist for health board

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has nominated anti-abortion activist Terri Herring for a six-year term on the state Board of Health, a position that could give Herring influence over Health Department policies that affect the state's only abortion clinic.

 

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.

 

 

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