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Mississippi man sues R. Kelly, says singer ruined marriage

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage.



Special session agenda not complete, Bryant spokesman says

Posted 4/27/2017 in State

A top Democrat is calling on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to expand the list of topics for a special legislative session, but the governor's spokesman says the budget remains the only agenda item for now.



Questions as Mississippi seeks to tax online lodging rentals

Posted 4/27/2017 in State

Mississippi's tax collector wants to make sure people renting rooms or vacation properties online pay sales and lodging taxes.



Miss. governor sets special session to start June 5

Posted 4/26/2017 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is calling Mississippi legislators back to the Capitol for a special session starting June 5.



Secretary of state releases 2016-20 Miss. Blue Book

Posted 4/26/2017 in State

A new state government almanac known as the Blue Book is now available in Mississippi.



Another Miss. city lowers Confederate-themed flag

Posted 4/25/2017 in State

A city that relies heavily on tourism is joining several other local governments in abandoning the Mississippi flag because it contains the Confederate battle emblem.



New law exempts disabled veterans from hunting, fishing fee

Posted 4/25/2017 in State

More military veterans will soon be able to hunt or fish for free at certain events in Mississippi.



Analysis: Report says Mississippi pension funding too low

Posted 4/24/2017 in State

A new report says that even if Mississippi's public employee pension system was meeting investment assumptions, governments still aren't putting away enough money to whittle down debt from previous pension underfunding.



Mississippi, Alabama marking Confederate Memorial Day

Posted 4/24/2017 in State

State government offices are closing Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day.



Bryant vetoes criminal justice bill over early-parole typo

Posted 4/21/2017 in State

Mississippi's governor has vetoed a criminal justice bill because of a typographical error that he says could have unintended consequences.



$50K to say wild hogs are dangerous? Governor nixes that

Posted 4/21/2017 in State

Mississippi does not need to spend $50,000 on a public relations campaign to tell people that wild hogs are dangerous, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said this week in blocking part of a budget bill.



Southaven mayor's retrial is moved to Oxford

Posted 4/20/2017 in State

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will be retried on felony fraud and embezzlement charges in Oxford.



Miss. schools raise tuition again after budget cuts

Posted 4/20/2017 in State

Mississippi's eight public universities are raising tuition by an average of 6.6 percent next fall, saying state budget cuts require them to raise more revenue from students.



Analysis: Leaders say reducing state budget meets GOP goal

Posted 4/18/2017 in State

There has been plenty of hand-wringing about the Mississippi budget the past several months, with Republican Gov. Phil Bryant making multiple rounds of cuts because tax collections fell short of expectations.



Toyota plans $10M visitor and training center in Miss.

Posted 4/14/2017 in State

Toyota Motor Co. says it will build a $10 million center for visitors and interactive training at its northeast Mississippi assembly plant.



Mississippi ethics law will restrict use of campaign money

Posted 4/13/2017 in State

Mississippi politicians will face new limits next year on how they can use campaign cash, under an ethics law the Legislature passed after media investigations revealed spending on everything from mortgage payments to cowboy boots.



Judge cuts fine to $20K for man convicted in bribery case

Posted 4/13/2017 in State

A businessman who bribed Mississippi's former prisons chief will only have to pay a $20,000 fine, not the $150,000 originally imposed, after he testified Wednesday that his debts outweigh his assets.



Nissan faces more labor law charges at Mississippi plant

Posted 4/12/2017 in State

Federal labor regulators have added to charges to a complaint that Nissan Motor Co. and a contract worker agency at Nissan's Mississippi plant have violated workers' rights.



Bacon bust: 4 charged with illegally selling wild hogs

Posted 4/12/2017 in State

Ever heard of a hog-dog rodeo?



Analysis: Someone might want a trial in Epps bribery case

Posted 4/10/2017 in State

None of the people accused of bribing former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps have gone to trial. Yet.



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