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With ruling, Hosemann says voter ID could start in 2014

JACKSON — Mississippi voters could have to start showing photo identification at the polls by mid-2014. That’s according to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. He spoke today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that certain state and local governments no longer need federal approval to change election laws. Preclearance was required by the 1965 Voting Rights Act, in areas with ...

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Mayoral candidate challenges election; alleges voter fraud

GREENWOOD — Sheriel Perkins is challenging the results of the June 4 Greenwood mayoral election. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Perkins is asking a Leflore County judge to declare her the winner of the election based on alleged voter fraud. Failing that, she wants a new election ordered. Perkins, a Democrat, lost to incumbent Carolyn McAdams by 206 votes in official ...

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Barbour, Lott on hand in London to announce new Butler Snow office

JACKSON — The law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada is opening an office in London, England. The announcement was made in London by Parliament members Hugh Bayley of the Labour Party, and Tobias Ellwood of the Conservative Party and former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, former Gov. Haley Barbour and former U.S. Rep. John Tanner of Butler Snow. ...

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Rep. Bennie Thompson to host CMS regional director for district discussion on Affordable Care

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Bennie Thompson has announced that he will host Dr. Renard Murray, Regional Administrator for the CMS Atlanta Regional Office, on July 2, in Mississippi. Dr. Murray will discuss Affordable Care exchange implementation and how it will affect Mississippi hospital administrators, physicians, businesses, and other stakeholders. “I want Mississippi to succeed, and I am deeply committed to ...

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Butler Snow Law Firm announces international expansion, opening of London office

LONDON — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) announced today its international expansion and opening of the firm’s London office during a panel discussion on the emerging global economic landscape – featuring government leaders from the United Kingdom and the United States. Parliament Members Hugh Bayley of the Labour Party, and Tobias Ellwood of the Conservative Party, ...

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Supreme Court: Key provision of Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with an up-to-date formula for deciding which states and localities still need federal monitoring. The justices said in 5-4 vote that the law Congress most recently renewed in 2006 relies on 40-year-old data that does not reflect racial progress and changes in U.S. ...

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Joey Hudnall elected Mississippi Main Street Board President

JACKSON, Mississippi —  Joey Hudnall of Jackson-based Neel-Schaffer, Inc., was elected the 2013-2014 President of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) Board of Directors. He has served as Treasurer and Vice President on the executive committee since joining the board in 2011. The MMSA board is made up of a statewide group of business, government and community leaders. Barry Plunkett, ...

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