As Mississippi lawmakers try to find new money for roads and bridges without raising taxes, state House members on Thursday moved forward with their version of a plan to divert future revenue and borrow money for the projects.
A Mississippi bill to make most abortions illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy is now awaiting the governor's expected signature, a step likely to trigger a tough legal challenge against what would become the nation's most restrictive abortion law.
Wednesday marked the Mississippi Legislature's latest deadline of the 90-day session.
For decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has been telling states that they can't ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb on its own.
Mississippi's Republican governor took himself out of the mix Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Thad Cochran, saying he'll find another strong contender to keep the seat firmly in GOP hands for decades, as Cochran did.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is indicating he will sign a bill that would set the earliest abortion ban in the United States.
Longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi said Monday he will resign because of health problems -- triggering what could be a chaotic special election to fill the seat he has held for a generation.
Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel has launched his second campaign for U.S. Senate, four years after refusing to concede the first.
The Mississippi Supreme Court is rejecting a physician's argument that Attorney General Jim Hood is illegally performing law-enforcement duties.
Mississippi's traditional public school lobby is not dead, any rematch over rewriting the school funding formula could have to wait until after the 2020 elections, and the prospect for increased funding of the current formula looks uncertain.
Mississippi could set a small financial punishment for drivers who lollygag in the left lane.
Mississippi state lawmaker Chris McDaniel, who lost a bitter Republican primary to the state's senior U.S. senator in 2014, said Wednesday that he is challenging the state's other Republican senator, Roger Wicker.
Tuesday marked the Mississippi Legislature's third deadline of the 90-day session.
Mississippi is one step closer to enacting what could become the nation's most restrictive abortion law.
A pack of Marlboros at a convenience store near the Mississippi Capitol costs about $4.99, which includes tax. If the Legislature chooses one possible option for a cigarette tax increase, the same pack could run $5.31.
It's not just about Steven Hayne and Michael West.
Mississippi has granted a tax break worth just over $6 million to a hotel developer affiliated with the Trump Organization.
A Mississippi state lawmaker who lost a bitter U.S. Senate race in 2014 says he will "get into a dark place and pray" about whether to run this year.
Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools.
Officials are asking residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding as a weather system carrying heavy rain passes through parts of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
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