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Biloxi's longest-serving mayor to resign

Posted earlier today in State

The mayor who led Biloxi through the long casino boom of the 1990s and its recovery from 2005's Hurricane Katrina is resigning.

 

 

Miss. could add centuries to time for property trusts

Posted earlier today in State

Wealthy people would be allowed to put property in trust for up to 360 years in Mississippi, under a bill that advanced another step Thursday in the state Senate.

 

 

Proposed ammo ban empties shelves

Posted yesterday in State

When word began to spread about a proposed ban on a popular type of ammunition, the market responded faster than a speeding bullet.

 

 

High school students will stop being required to pass exams

Posted 3/4/2015 in State

Current seniors in Mississippi public schools could become the first in nearly 30 years to graduate without passing an exit exam.

 

 

Mills enters special House election in Miss.

Posted 3/4/2015 in State

Attorney Chip Mills of Fulton is entering a special election to fill an empty U.S. House seat in north Mississippi.

 

 

Miss. Power notes new Kemper overrun amid uncertainty

Posted 3/4/2015 in State

Southern Co. announced Tuesday that it projects at least another $26 million in spending to complete its construction of a power plant in eastern Mississippi.

 

 

Judge puts Miss. AG's investigation of Google on hold

Posted 3/3/2015 in State

The Mississippi attorney general's attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months.

 

 

Gunn: Mississippi would not lose money with tax phase-out

Posted 3/3/2015 in State

House Speaker Philip Gunn used an analogy involving goats and church tithing Monday to make the point that Mississippi would never lose money under a long-term proposal to phase out the state personal income tax.

 

 

Barbour to lead Butler Snow economic development firm

Posted 3/2/2015 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is among the leaders of a new economic development firm formed by Ridgeland-based Butler Snow LLP.

 

 

Lawmakers squabble over election-year tax cuts

Posted 3/2/2015 in State

It's election year, and Mississippi policymakers are engaged in an escalating debate over who can offer the biggest, juiciest tax cut.

 

 

Mississippi court sets arguments in rape conviction appeal

Posted 2/28/2015 in State

Attorneys for death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford will argue before the Mississippi Supreme Court March 23 that the man's 1994 rape conviction should be tossed out because he received poor legal representation at his trial.

 

 

Former Mississippi House Speaker Tim Ford dies

Posted 2/28/2015 in State

Former longtime Mississippi Speaker of the House Tim Ford has died of a heart attack.

 

 

Miss. justices dislike delay in gay-divorce ruling

Posted 2/27/2015 in State

Two Mississippi Supreme Court justices said Thursday that the court should find the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and not wait for a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

 

Businessman: Mississippi's ex-prison chief sought bribes

Posted 2/26/2015 in State

A businessman says a former Mississippi prison official solicited the first in a series of bribes that eventually mounted to $1.5 million.

 

 

Differing tax cut plans advance in Mississippi House, Senate

Posted 2/25/2015 in State

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' $382 million tax-cut proposal was big, until fellow Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn rolled out his own $1.7 billion plan to eliminate Mississippi's personal income tax.

 

 

Hosemann runs for 3rd term as sec. of state

Posted 2/24/2015 in State

Republican Delbert Hosemann filed papers Monday to run for a third term as Mississippi secretary of state.

 

 

Gunn to seek phaseout of personal income tax

Posted 2/24/2015 in State

In a game of escalating tax-cut proposals, House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, will propose the biggest so far: a $1.7 billion phaseout of Mississippi's state personal income tax over more than a decade, a top legislator said late Monday.

 

 

Hood running for 4th term as AG

Posted 2/21/2015 in State

Jim Hood filed papers Friday to run for a fourth term as Mississippi attorney general.

 

 

Student activity fees added by 4 Mississippi universities

Posted 2/20/2015 in State

Four of Mississippi's public universities are likely to begin charging student activity fees this fall, moving further away from the state's one-time policy of tuition including all charges.

 

 

Attorney Slater running as Democrat for Mississippi governor

Posted 2/20/2015 in State

Madison attorney Vicki Slater launched her campaign as Democrat for Mississippi governor Thursday.

 

 

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