The House on Thursday passed a state redistricting plan on a 70-49 vote. The plan was submitted by Rep. Bill Denny, R-Jackson, Apportionment and Elections Committee Chair. Commonly known as the "Denny Map," the plan will increase majority minority districts in the state from 43 to 44. The vote was seen as a victory for state Republicans, who hold a House majority.
A Mississippi voter ID bill is headed to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who has said he supports it as a way to protect the integrity of elections.
Mississippi's Republican governor had some new harsh words for proponents of legalized abortion this week, saying, "their one mission in life is to abort children, is to kill children in the womb."
Shortly before Christmas, the ailing Aberdeen School District sent a distress signal to the Mississippi Department of Education by way of a phone call and a plea for help.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections says GEO Group Inc., one of the country's largest private prison operators, will no longer manage three facilities in Mississippi.
Bancorp South is set aside less for future loan losses and made more in fees from mortgage borrowers, increasing profit in the first quarter.
Mississippi House leaders are seeking changes in a proposed charter school bill, but Senate leaders appear unlikely to agree to measures that might win over House opponents.
Job growth is still anemic in Mississippi, but people are leaving the labor force in droves, rapidly pushing down the state's unemployment rate.
Mississippi's existing "Move Over Law" now protects utility crews working alongside busy highways and local roads.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday signed a law that will put new regulations on the state's only abortion clinic, starting July 1. The Republican said he's not bothered by the possibility that the clinic's owner will sue to try to block the new mandates. "If it closes that clinic, then so be it," Bryant said during a bill signing ceremony in his Capitol office.
A controversial bill, which would require photo identification in order to vote, passed the state Senate 34-14 Tuesday, but local opponents say the fight is far from over.
Mississippians will soon be able to buy stronger beer, which supporters say will allow beer lovers to sample more kinds of suds and increase business opportunities for breweries.
Mississippi lawmakers soon will be asked to vote on new configurations for their own House and Senate districts.
ississippi lawmakers are toying with approving almost 40 new specialty car tags in 2012 -- one of the largest such authorizations in recent years.
Three months into the Mississippi legislative session, nerves are fraying and tempers are flaring at the state Capitol.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 11 a.m. for 17 counties in Mississippi, including Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee and Clay. Other counties included in the watch are Bolivar, Choctaw, Clarke, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Neshoba, Newton, Webster, and Winston.
Building contractors and agriculture groups, including those representing the poultry industry and sweet-potato growers, say they're against an immigration-enforcement bill awaiting debate in Mississippi.
Two local leaders have been tasked with representing the community on the newly-established Mississippi Military Communities Council, which was re-established by Gov. Phil Bryant last week to help promote and protect the state's military interests and advise him on issues impacting the state's nine military bases.
Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that former Gov. Haley Barbour's late-term pardons were valid.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood confirmed Tuesday to The Associated Press that he has hired former Attorney General Mike Moore and others to handle the state's claims against BP PLC stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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4. Licensing, likeness infringement following MSU football success STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Council approves new nepotism policy language COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY