Factory operators, farmers and fishermen could stop paying sales taxes on electricity and fuel, under a state House proposal.
The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March-September.
There's no such title as minority leader in the Mississippi Senate. "We're too disorganized," jokes Sen. Hob Bryan.
At most Mississippi colleges and universities, fewer than half the first-time students graduate within six years.
One top state official wants gun makers in seven states to flee critics and move to Mississippi.House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, sent letters Thursday to 14 gun manufacturers suggesting they should relocate. The companies are in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and North Carolina.
Mississippi lawmakers are pushing forward with early proposals for the budget year that begins July 1, and many agencies are likely to receive less money than they're requesting.
House members want the state to borrow more than $184 million, mainly for new buildings at Mississippi's community colleges and public universities.
Expanding Medicaid would help thousands of "working poor" Mississippi residents who don't receive health insurance coverage through their jobs, a small-town family physician told lawmakers Tuesday.
North Mississippi Research and Extension Center forestry specialist John Kushla says he's excited to be documenting four cross-bred chestnut tree seeds donated by master gardener Reginald Rose.
No one's trying to take away supertanker-sized soda drinks in Mississippi, but state lawmakers passed a bill Feb. 13 to make sure they never do.
Mississippi House Democrats said Monday they're trying to bring pressure on Republicans to revive a Medicaid bill that's blocked in a committee.
Mississippi Representatives passed a school gun bill Wednesday allowing local school boards to authorize district employees - administrative or instructional - to carry concealed firearms on campuses.
Before every Oktibbeha County board meeting convenes, supervisors open each gathering with a word of prayer. Board President and District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer says that moment of reflection provides him with the guidance needed to tackle all county business with confidence.
Mississippi House Republicans are again trying to thwart long-shot efforts by Democrats to expand Medicaid, with each side accusing the other of endangering coverage for low-income people who are already on the program.
The Mississippi House passed a bill Thursday to create Mississippi's first state-funded prekindergarten program, in limited form.
A towboat company that owns the barges that struck a Mississippi River bridge in Vicksburg will be billed $2,200 for the span's post-accident inspection.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in the State of Mississippi following a massive tornado that destroyed or heavily damaged more than 800 homes in the southern part of the state.
State senators want to end the election of local school superintendents, raise the requirements for becoming a teacher and limit the state's ability to take over schools in Mississippi.
Brian Bernard has spent hours since Sunday's tornado sifting through the wreckage of his family's house in search of his daughter's flute. It's not worth a lot of money, but it's important to her and that makes it invaluable to him.
Two prominent Republicans, including a nephew of former Gov. Haley Barbour, are lobbying for bills that would let the Mississippi Department of Human Services hire private companies to collect overdue child support payments.
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4. No charges against MSU student STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. A beloved doctor retires after 40 years COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY