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WaPo: Tea Party Super PACs spending lavishly but not on candidates

When the Tea Party Patriots threw its support last month behind Matt Bevin, the underdog conservative challenger trying to unseat top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, President Jenny Beth Martin vowed the group would be “putting our money where our mouth is.” So far, its super PAC has mustered just $56,000 worth of mailers in Kentucky on Bevin’s behalf — less ...

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Judge rules — no ombudsman for bankrupt hospital

NATCHEZ — A federal bankruptcy judge has declined to appoint a patient care ombudsman for Natchez Regional Medical Center. The Natchez Democrat reports Bankruptcy Judge Neil P. Olack said he would look at the issue again if someone brings a patient care issue to him. The hospital’s bankruptcy attorney, Eileen Shaffer of Jackson, had argued to Olack that the hospital ...

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Tornado-torn town to dedicate new government facility

SMITHVILLE — The town of Smithville is dedicating its new government complex, the last municipal building to be rebuilt after a 2011 deadly tornado. The Monroe Journal reports the event will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today with a speech by Mississippi first lady Deborah Bryant. Tours will follow. Officials broke ground for the building on Mississippi Highway ...

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Convicted felons see voting rights restored

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed bills to restore the voting rights of three people convicted of felonies. In Mississippi, the only way to restore the right to vote after a a felony conviction is through the Legislature passing a suffrage bill. Only three people were approved to have their voting rights restored this year. Donald F. Jones of ...

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Ford, Perry chosen to manage Capitol City's new tax

JACKSON — A former speaker of the Mississippi House and a prominent Republican will help oversee how the city of Jackson spends money generated by a 1 percent sales tax that took effect earlier this year. The Clarion-Ledger reports that former Speaker Tim Ford and Hinds County Republican chairman Pete Perry will serve on a board that will develop a ...

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Hancock Fabrics' board votes to go private

BALDWYN — Hancock Fabrics says it plans to stop being a publicly traded company, allowing executives to focus on improving its business. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the change has been approved by the Hancock Fabrics board of directors and must be approved by shareholders in August. The company trades under the symbol HKFI, and shares closed at 96 ...

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