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Rep. Banks announces candidacy for Mississippi Supreme Court

JACKSON — A state lawmaker has filed to run for Mississippi Supreme Court in the November general election. Rep. Earle Banks is the only candidate challenging Chief Justice William Waller Jr. in a district encompassing the central one-third of the state. Both live in Jackson. Supreme Court Justice Leslie King of Greenville is unopposed for […] [...]

Hosemann slams DoJ employee for alleged remarks

by MBJ Staff Published: May 8,2012

Tags: elections, federal agency, Politics, state agency, voter identification, voters, votes, Voting

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has addressed the comments allegedly made by a Department of Justice (DoJ) employee, calling her remarks “irresponsible.” Allegedly, DoJ employee Stephanie Gyamfi posted the following statements on the social networking site, Facebook: “They never do…disgusting and shameful.  Hey, that should replace the state motto!  “Mississippi: Disgusting and Shameful.”…forget the […] [...]

State Legislature wraps up work on redistricting plan

by Associated Press Published: May 4,2012

Tags: bills, elections, lawmakers, laws, legislation, legislative, legislators, Legislature, Politics, redistricting, voters, votes, Voting

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are finished with their part of redistricting, and new House and Senate maps await federal scrutiny. The Mississippi House voted 70-50 yesterday to approve a state Senate plan that increases the number of majority-black districts and reduces the number of split precincts. The Senate approved its own plan Wednesday. Both chambers […] [...]

Senate approves redistricting plan; needs House approval

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate today adopted its own redistricting plan that includes more majority-black districts and fewer split precincts. The Senate also rubber-stamped a House map that the House approved last week. The Senate plan still needs House approval. Legislative maps have to be updated each decade to balance the population in the districts. […] [...]

Senate unveils redistricting map; scheduled for vote today

JACKSON — A proposed new map for the Mississippi Senate includes more majority-black districts and fewer split precincts statewide. The Republican senator who led the redistricting effort, Merle Flowers of Southaven, said he’s confident it will be adopted with bipartisan support. “We have worked hard to draw a plan that’s fair and complies with the […] [...]

Sturdivant, prominent politican/farmer, dies at home

by Associated Press Published: May 1,2012

Tags: agriculture, elections, executive, famr, farmer, governor, obituary, politican, Politics, public sector, voters, Voting

GLENDORA — Mike P. Sturdivant, a two-time gubernatorial candidate and fourth-generation Delta farmer, has died. He was 85. Officials with Wilson and Knight Funeral Home told the Associated Press that Sturdivant died today at his home on the Due West Plantation near Glendora. Funeral services are pending. Mike Sturdivant Jr. told the Greenwood Commonwealth his […] [...]

Senate expected to unveil redistricting plan today; vote tomorrow

JACKSON — Mississippi Senate leaders plan to reveal redistricting plans for the chamber this afternoon, with the intention of asking the full Senate to approve the map tomorrow. Republican Sen. Merle Flowers, of Southaven, is redistricting chairman for the 52-member chamber. He said Monday that the proposed new map should make most senators happy. “I […] [...]

House Republicans push through redistricting plan

JACKSON — Mississippi House Republicans pushed through a redistricting plan yesterday that critics say would cut the number of white Democrats in the 122-member body. House members voted 70-49 for the plan, with 63 Republicans and seven Democrats supporting it. House Elections Chairman Bill Denny, a Jackson Republican, said the changes preserve black-majority districts and […] [...]

Controversial voter ID bill heads to governor’s desk

by Wally Northway Published: April 27,2012

Tags: elections, executive, governor, legislation, legislators, Legislature, Politics, voter identification, voters, votes, Voting

JACKSON — A Mississippi voter ID bill is headed to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who has said he supports it as a way to protect the integrity of elections. The final version of the bill passed the Republican controlled House 79-39 yesterday, with strong opposition from black representatives. It would require voters to show a […] [...]

House redistricting plan could kill four Democratic districts

by Associated Press Published: April 25,2012

Tags: bills, elections, lawmakers, laws, legislation, legislators, Legislature, maps, Politicians, Politics, redistricting, voters, votes, Voting

JACKSON — A proposed redistricting plan unveiled today would increase the number of black-majority districts by one, and could target as many as four white Democrats for extinction. That could increase the House Republican majority from today’s 64-58 margin, before considering changes that could weaken other Democrats. The number of districts with secure black majorities […] [...]

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