During the 2014 Mississippi legislative session, one of the most influential lawmakers was Rep. Andy Gipson, chairman of the House Judiciary B Committee. The Republican from Braxton was a main sponsor of the session's most complex legislation, House Bill 585, a package designed to make Mississippi's criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive.
A former utility worker who lost his hands when he was shocked by power lines can receive workers' compensation, even though officials argued he tried to hurt himself to avoid a homicide investigation, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled.
Two guards at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County are charged with trying to sneak contraband items into the prison in food.
Warren County prosecutors say a Bolton woman faces up to 76 years in prison after being convicted Tuesday on methamphetamine charges.
The state House says it's OK, so Mississippi drivers can text away. House members killed a texting-while-driving ban Wednesday night on a voice vote in the closing minutes of the 2014 Legislature.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.
The Holmes County sheriff wants to ban pit bulls days after a family's dogs killed a 3-year-old boy.
Mississippi lawmakers ended their 2014 session Wednesday night after passing the final parts of a state budget for the year that begins July 1.
The Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $177 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.2 billion.
Eleven Republicans provided the margin of defeat Wednesday as the House voted 63-57 to reject a bill that would have given vouchers worth more than $6,000 to parents of some Mississippi special education students.
Mississippi will remove its 7 percent state sales tax on guns, ammunition, archery equipment and some hunting supplies the first weekend of each September.
Pay raises for Mississippi public school teachers are close to becoming law. The full House and Senate passed House Bill 504 Tuesday, sending it to Gov. Phil Bryant for his consideration.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday that he looks forward to quickly signing a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.
Mississippi lawmakers on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices, a measure that sparked debate about possible discrimination against gay people and other groups.
Lawmakers are moving ahead with tax collection changes that the state Department of Revenue warns could ultimately cost Mississippi more than $100 million a year.
Attorney General Jim Hood is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to explain why it threw out the conviction of a death row inmate in the slaying of her husband.
Holmes County deputies are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who was reportedly attacked by two pit bulls at his home in the Thornton community.
Mississippi lawmakers have extended trade-secret protections to universities and community colleges by exempting materials tied to any commercial, scientific or technical research from the state's Open Records Act before the research is published.
Fewer than half of Mississippi's primary care doctors are taking new Medicaid patients, Mississippi State University researchers say.
Mississippi lawmakers must approve dozens of bills in the state's $6 billion budget before a deadline today.
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