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Proposed tax breaks for Mississippi residents who receive a bachelor's or post-graduate degree could be the lone policy addressing the state's need for more qualified teachers to survive the 2018 session. House Bill 1550, which passed by 180-0 last week, attempts to head off the exodus by offering a ...
Momentum appears to be building in the Republican-controlled Legislature to raise the cigarette tax — though possibly not to the level health advocates want. And the fact the cigarette tax language was included in a borrowing bill passed Wednesday has raised suspicions of anti-tax lawmakers like Sen.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has granted a tax break worth just over $6 million to a hotel developer affiliated with the Trump Organization. Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Jeff Rent confirmed Thursday that the agency's board approved the tourism tax rebate Wednesday for a hotel in ...
The head of Mississippi's public universities has announced his retirement. Commissioner of Higher Education Glenn Boyce, who became commissioner in 2015, wrote in a letter Wednesday that he will step down on June 30. Boyce will continue to serve in his role for the remainder of the 2018 fiscal year.
#I wandered through it all with a recurring thought about the sharp contrast between artistic and political Mississippi. While the state is hosting and contributing to great music and film, many of its political leaders are voting "yes" to a bill that would allow citizens to carry guns on college campuses.
Normally, I choose to ignore politics for more rewarding pastimes such as reading, playing with my kids or watching baseball, but I was compelled to pay ... More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast.

Y'all Politics is the longest running and most respected political news and commentary site in the state of Mississippi. Founded by Alan Lange in 2004, it has served as the the aggregation point for news and opinion with one focus in mind . . . . Mississippi politics. Our original work has been featured in ...
"Good morning, we have an update on what is going on in Mississippi on National Political Signing Day — the national holiday that celebrates potential." Ramsey: Feeling the Devil's breath: The opioid crisis. His female coanchor chimes in, "It's also the day when 18-year-olds learn what a fax machine is.
There's a still a chance for the Legislature to address equal pay in the 2018 session. The House took a step toward supporting fair pay Friday by approving an amendment that would allow workers to file for compensation in response to discriminatory pay. The move came during a debate on House Bill ...
In just two years, Hamer went from a field hand to a vocal leader in her area, protesting for equal rights and helping with voting rights efforts for blacks in Mississippi. She eventually became a worker for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and in 1964 helped found the Mississippi Freedom ...
Mississippi representatives passed a bill 79-30 to prohibit abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. If successful, Mississippi would have the most restrictive abortion ban in the country. The state already restricts abortions after 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period. The measure passed with ...
Mississippi could have tried to ignore and forget its atrocious record on the subject of race. Instead, we created a conclusive Civil Rights Museum in Jackson. This state's civil rights past requires a lot of examination in a place like this. We've led the nation in racial misdeeds for 200 years. We've gotten better ...
But in the parallel universe of current Mississippi politics, the top choices for a potential vacancy don't appear to want it, and the powers that be don't appear to want the ... If Trump and McConnell were to talk him into trying this political sleight of hand, many people on both sides of the aisle would cry foul.
Mississippi is becoming a dumping ground for flooded vehicles, but a Senate bill seeks to remedy the situation for unsuspecting buyers. The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would require a branded title for salvaged vehicles to alert potential buyers that the vehicles have been in a flood or received other ...
Every year Mississippi lawmakers introduce thousands of bills, and every year, a majority of those bills die for failure to make it out of committee. Whether the legislation is a long-shot to begin with or a good idea lacking political will, some bills just won't make the cut. From health care to education to a ...
Mississippi education officials were unable to say Friday how many students' personal information might have been obtained in the wake of a data breach at Questar one of the state's testing vendors. The Mississippi Department of Education said in a statement Friday that an unauthorized user accessed ...
The current managed care companies, Magnolia Health, UnitedHealthcare and the newest addition, Molina Healthcare of Mississippi, wield significant power inside the Capitol, armed with some of the most powerful lobbyists. The political action committee for Centene, Magnolia's parent company, donated ...

Empower Mississippi is one of the groups that has lobbied heavily for unprecedented school choice. Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen said in a statement that the state's current program “has provided the life-changing power of school choice to hundreds of students,” calling it “wildly successful ...
Opioid lawsuit, salty Mississippi River and power investigation: Louisiana politics today (Jan. 19). Posted January 19, 2018 at 07:33 AM | Updated January ... A new study shows waterways across the country are getting saltier — including the Mississippi River. That has implications for the ecosystem and for drinking water.
PINE BELT (WDAM) -. On the national level, there's a growing number of women running for and winning political office. We take a look at the number of women holding political office and leading our state from the legislature to the local level. "Women are as capable as anyone else of serving in a political ...
After hours of floor debate, the House on Wednesday night passed an historic overhaul of Mississippi's school funding formula, on a 66-54, mostly party line vote in the GOP-controlled chamber. The education plan makes ... “(This will be) a political issue every year.” Clark offered a failed amendment to set ...
I simply didn't want my stance on this vitally important issue to Mississippi to be viewed as political grandstanding by someone who is looking to run for the Senate,” he said, adding that he believes the repeal will hurt rural Mississippians while helping big telecommunications companies. Presley's exit ...
Mississippi improves to a B on the latest report on states' human trafficking laws, but some on the frontline to stop human sex trafficking say more needs to be done when it comes to helping victims on the street level. Mississippi has improved from a D five years ago to a B, which is a good score, said Sarah ...
House Bill 957, authored by Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, would eliminate the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The MAEP, which generates funds based on the amount it takes to operate a C-rated school district, has only been fully funded twice in its 20-year history. Republican leadership has ...
More dollars flow through the state's Medicaid program, which insures one-fourth of Mississippians and has far-reaching tentacles, than the state's entire general budget. So the political and monetary influences surrounding health care at the Capitol are no surprise. Senate Public Health Chairman Dean ...
Empower Mississippi isn't Callen's first foray into the political scene. Prior to starting the nonprofit in 2014, Callen was familiar to politicos for his work with the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, a conservative-leaning think tank. Empower's breakout moment was the 2015 unseating of four incumbent state ...
On the second matter, Wicker brought up an issue facing Mississippi workers in Stonewall who manufacture high-quality military uniforms.
LGBTQ store opens in Mississippi; Politics and Prose to expand;; ... The Violet Valley Bookstore has opened in the northern Mississippi town of ...
A legislative review triggered by a Sun Herald story has found several problems with the way state agencies handle confidential information.
GOP leaders coined the phrase "repeal and replace" in 2010 just before then-President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act.
"What happens to Mississippi's political clout if he resigns? ... Reporters and columnists at the time called the politics "ghoulish" and "classless," ...
With Mississippi's sluggish growth rate, state economist Darrin Webb is estimating state revenue of $5.6 billion for the next budget year, which ...
Rejecting arguments that the amount is too high, a federal judge on Wednesday ruled that a physician who bribed Mississippi's former prisons ...
Eight Mississippi men are facing federal drug charges after a multi-year investigation led authorities to a drug trafficking organization with ties to ...
At the annual Hobnob event at the Mississippi Coliseum that brings business and political leaders together, Hood told business leaders that ...
"It's a political opinion and it gives coverage to the political people who ... Quite simply, the people of Mississippi either need to wake or give up ...
Henry Barbour, a political consultant and member of the Republican National Committee from Mississippi, ran a SuperPAC that backed ...
I can't think of a better way to salvage the presidency of Donald Trump than with a federal investment plan for the most impoverished regions of ...
A Mississippi senator's frail appearance on Capitol Hill this week has raised ... What happens to Mississippi's political clout if he resigns?
Facing financial hardship is a quick way to become ill, and in Mississippi, black males are especially susceptible. Across the state, black boys ...
Mr. McDaniel, a Mississippi state senator, still nurses the conviction that he .... fund investor who finances much of Mr. Bannon's political activity.
Political staffers of elected officials in Mississippi are breathing a huge sigh of relief this week as the Mississippi media roundly ignored the ...
Through observations and perspectives from political observers, The Clarion-Ledger .... But she could be a future force in Mississippi politics.
Yet just over the nearest border, a Mississippi state senator with something .... Political observers note that Mississippi voters also tend to value ...
It's always entertaining to listen to Mississippi political leaders give their ... Partisan politics has begun to overtake us in this state and country.
What happens to Mississippi's political clout if he resigns? Cochran stayed home ... Get This Week in Politics in your inbox: A weekly recap of ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is back at work in Washington after a health setback and facing questions ...
For the first time on record, support for the current Mississippi state flag polls ... Moreover, in this bitter political environment with an energized ...
Mississippi's two Republican U.S. senators say they are working with President Donald Trump's administration to fill a seat on a federal appeals ...
The fight against Mississippi's HB 1523, the worst anti-LGBTQ law in the ... not full members of the political community, and an accompanying ...


 

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