Flag bills die, limits on attorney general survive deadline

February 1, 2017 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Tuesday marked the first big deadline during the three-month session of the Mississippi Legislature. It was the final day for House and Senate committees to act […]

In bipartisan nod, GOP-led Mississippi Senate commends Obama

January 20, 2017 in Business, News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama’s agenda. But in a bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the […]

Mississippi Legislature cutting two weeks off 2016 session to save money

February 2, 2016 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Legislature is cutting two weeks off of its session this year to save money because of budget cuts. Instead of meeting four months as […]

Number of women decreasing in Mississippi legislature: analysis

November 16, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has been traveling the state telling voters the same thing for months: if you want your man’s voice to be heard […]

Mississippi legislature approves $17 million for tornado recovery

May 9, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Both chambers of the Mississippi legislature has approved $17 million to help pay for recovery from disasters, including tornadoes that recently pounded the state. A bill […]

Gov. Phil Bryant convenes special session Thursday on tornado costs

May 7, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has called the Mississippi Legislature into special session starting Thursday to help pay state government’s share of recovery costs after the deadly April […]

Dead or alive? See status of key bills at Mississippi Legislature’s first major deadline

February 5, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Here’s a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature. Tuesday was the first major deadline of the 2014 session. It was the […]

Bloated school payrolls, other woes fuel talk in Mississippi Legislature of district mergers

January 29, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Reports of decrepit buildings, illiterate high school students and bloated employee rolls could fuel another round of school district consolidation by the Mississippi Legislature. Bob Strebeck, […]