JACKSON — The House and Senate gave final approval Thursday to a $282 million construction-finance bill that includes borrowing $1.5 million for Mississippi University for Women, but it doesn’t earmark $1.2 million to renovate the Columbus City Hall like the House wanted.
Congress Wednesday voted to create the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, which includes Noxubee County and 29 other Northeast Mississippi counties.
JACKSON — The House and Senate gave final approval Thursday to a state railroad-funding bill but without the $14 million originally earmarked to help reopen the old Columbus and Greenville rail line.
JACKSON — Former Chief Justice Lenore Prather, of Columbus, joined former Govs. William Winter and Bill Waller on Thursday to receive Mississippi Medals of Service from Gov. Haley Barbour.
JACKSON — Alvina Deloach, 57, is under house arrest after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $60,000 from the town of Brooksville.
The Mississippi House of Representatives this morning honored Columbus native Jasmine Murray, who made it to the top 13 of “American Idol.” She’s the first person from Mississippi to ever make the finals of the top-rated televised talent show.
JACKSON — The Senate failed Thursday to override Gov. Haley Barbour’s veto of a bill restricting government’s power to force people to give up their land for industrial uses.
When my mother had cataract surgery back in the 1980s, she forgot that she was not supposed to lift any object heavier than a few pounds. Since it was Thanksgiving and she always cooked the meal for two families, she figured that that is what she would do.
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.