GOP members of Congress face Trump foes at town halls

February 22, 2017 in News

By ALAN SUDERMAN BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was on the receiving end […]

Zika, defense spending on docket as Congress returns to try to avoid shutdown

September 7, 2016 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returning to Washington after a seven-week break picked up right where they left off — feuding about legislation to battle the mosquito-borne Zika virus and deadlocked […]

Latest Mississippi news, sports, business and entertainment

June 3, 2015 in News

EPA-SMOG ENFORCEMENT Appeals court sides with EPA on air pollution limits WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency complied with the law in deciding which […]

Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill

December 10, 2014 in Business

By DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle […]

Congress returns to work after summer vacation, action needed to avoid government shutdown

September 8, 2014 in News

WASHINGTON  (AP) — Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent […]

Meridian federal courthouse, scene of historic civil rights cases, targeted for closure

December 13, 2013 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Meridian’s only federal courtroom — the site of historical civil rights cases more than four decades ago — will close under legislation passed by the U.S. […]

Mississippi still has $872 million to spend from $5.5 billion in Katrina recovery funds

September 17, 2013 in Business, News

By JEFF AMY

The Associated Press
JACKSON, Mississippi — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, Mississippi still hasn’t spent almost $1 billion in federal money dedicated to recovery from the storm.

The remaining $872 million is part of $5.5 billion Congress gave the state to rebound from Katrina, which struck in August 2005, killed 238 people in Mississippi and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage, most heavily in coastal counties…

PEER report shows Port of Gulfport job promises unlikely to materialize for 20 years

September 14, 2013 in News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A legislative watchdog report warns that Mississippi’s state-owned Port of Gulfport may not meet a goal of creating 1,300 jobs from its Hurricane Katrina recovery program until 2035.

The report by the Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review was released Friday after months of delays…