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Analysis: Bryant proposes free community college for some

Posted earlier today in State

Free community college for all Mississippians would be an ambitious and easy-to-explain goal.

 

 

Mississippi governor's budget has free community college

Posted 11/16/2017 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is recommending that the state spend $7 million in the coming year to provide free community college for an unspecified number of students.

 

 

Mississippi seeks OK for job training for some on Medicaid

Posted 11/16/2017 in State

Mississippi is seeking federal permission to require job training for some able-bodied adults who receive Medicaid, and the Trump administration has signaled that is open to approving such plans.

 

 

Attorneys defend Mississippi law on denying LGBT services

Posted 11/14/2017 in State

Attorneys for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant are defending a state law that lets government workers and private business people cite religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people.

 

 

Analysis: State budget practices receive mixed grades

Posted 11/13/2017 in State

A nonpartisan group that evaluates state government budget practices is giving mostly mid-level marks to Mississippi.

 

 

State: Disclosure could lead to inability to do executions

Posted 11/10/2017 in State

Lawyers for the state of Mississippi argued Wednesday that disclosing information could destroy the state's ability to get the drugs needed for executions, urging a federal judge to block death row inmates suing the state from obtaining any more information.

 

 

Regulators nix Mississippi Power push to exclude testimony

Posted 11/8/2017 in State

Regulators have again denied a request by Mississippi Power Co. to narrow proceedings over how much customers should pay for a power plant.

 

 

2 dogfighting operations found in Mississippi

Posted 11/8/2017 in State

Sheriffs in two Mississippi counties say they have found dogfighting operations that included animals that were mutilated, malnourished and chained to trees.

 

 

Calloway to appeal conviction in Hattiesburg officers' deaths

Posted 11/8/2017 in State

The only person to stand trial in the deaths of two Hattiesburg police officers has filed a notice of appeal with the state Supreme Court.

 

 

Fatal Tupelo police shooting: Judge dismisses $35M suit

Posted 11/7/2017 in State

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a civil lawsuit that sought $35 million in damages from a Mississippi city and a white police officer in the disputed 2016 shooting death of a black man, leaving his relatives "dumbfounded."

 

 

Tupelo dedicates its own Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Posted 11/7/2017 in State

A Mississippi community has dedicated its own smaller-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that's in the nation's capital.

 

 

Analysis: There's no hiding Mississippi's economic weakness

Posted 11/6/2017 in State

Let's make this simple -- Mississippi's economy is weak and shows few signs of growing stronger.

 

 

Mississippi on track for record opioid deaths in 2017

Posted 11/6/2017 in State

Mississippi officials are anticipating a record number of opioid deaths statewide in 2017.

 

 

White man nears end of custody for Mississippi hate crime

Posted 11/3/2017 in State

A white man has less than six months left in federal custody for his part in the fatal rundown of a black man in Mississippi in 2011.

 

 

Death penalty upheld in Mississippi furniture store slayings

Posted 11/3/2017 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday again affirmed the death sentence for a man convicted of killing four people at a furniture store where he previously worked, with a majority of justices saying they found no racial prejudice in the way jurors were chosen.

 

 

Mississippi moves to tax internet sales, after long delay

Posted 11/2/2017 in State

Mississippi will start requiring some large online and mail-order retailers to collect taxes on sales made from outside the state beginning Dec. 1, even though the move could be unenforceable and trigger an immediate court challenge.

 

 

Mississippi chief defends pointing guns in traffic stop

Posted 11/2/2017 in State

A Mississippi police chief is disputing parts of the account of an African-American man who says officers swarmed his family's vehicle and pointed guns at him, his wife and four children after a neighbor mistook them for burglars.

 

 

Mississippi tax collections decline at start of budget year

Posted 11/2/2017 in State

Mississippi tax collections were slightly worse during the first three months of the current budget year than they were the same time last year, an expert told lawmakers Wednesday.

 

 

Small decrease expected for Mississippi budget next year

Posted 11/2/2017 in State

Mississippi is on track to have a slightly smaller budget in the coming year under a revenue estimate adopted Wednesday, a change that reflects caution about the state's economy.

 

 

Second appeal asks high court to block Mississippi LGBT law

Posted 10/31/2017 in State

A second appeal has been filed by same-sex marriage supporters who want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Mississippi law letting government workers and business people cite religious objections to refuse services to LGBT people.

 

 

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