JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour said the state Legislature will be unconstitutionally restricting government’s land-takeover powers if the Senate enacts an eminent domain bill over his veto.
JACKSON — House-Senate negotiators gave up trying to reach a cigarette tax-increase compromise Wednesday night and killed the bill the Legislature passed in January to come up with much-needed revenues.
JACKSON – The state Senate approved a bill Thursday allowing West Point to turn over city-owned land for a steel company to relocate there.
JACKSON — The Senate will try to override Gov. Haley Barbour’s veto of the eminent domain bill, but it appears it won’t be as easy as it was in the House.
JACKSON — The House and Senate still haven’t agreed on a cigarette tax increase as negotiators face a Wednesday deadline to find a compromise or let the bill die.
JACKSON – The House voted today to override Gov. Haley Barbour’s veto of a bill that would restrict government power to force landowners to sell their properties so private industries can locate there. It’s now up to the Senate to decide whether the bill becomes law over Barbour’s objection — and become the first veto override of his five-year tenure as governor.
Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law a ban on traffic cameras used to photograph and ticket people who run red lights.
JACKSON — State lawmakers might delay building Mississippi’s budget for the coming year because state revenues are falling far worse than the Legislature expected and questions linger about the federal economic stimulus funds coming to the state.
JACKSON – The House gave final approval Thursday to a bill exempting clothes from sales taxes in the last weekend of July each year.