Posts Tagged ‘House of Representatives’

Taylor’s campaign for Congress tests party loyalty

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Party loyalty is being tested in one of Mississippi’s U.S. House districts as a former Democratic congressman runs in a Republican primary. Gene Taylor says he never asked constituents their political affiliation, and he hopes they’ll accept him with a new label. Republican Steven Palazzo, who unseated Taylor in the 2010 […] [...]

Three special elections for House seats set for today

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Special elections are scheduled today to select people to serve the remaining terms in three Mississippi House districts. Polls will open at 7 a.m. today and close at 7 p.m. Only those living in the legislative districts can vote. The elections are being held in House District 110 located entirely in Jackson […] [...]

Five candidates qualify to run for Flaggs’ old House seat

WARREN COUNTY  — Five people have qualified to run in a special election to succeed Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. in the Mississippi House of Representatives. The election is Nov. 5. A runoff, if needed, will be Nov. 26. The Vicksburg Post reports that the candidates are Marie Thompson, Oscar Denton, Andrew W. Harrell, Joseph […] [...]

MBJ EDITORIAL: Signs point to costly provincialism in demise of Landmark

Sticking it to your neighbor can be a gratifying exercise for some Mississippi legislators — especially when they aren’t personally writing the checks that cover the cost of the sticking. Which brings us to the sticking leaders of the Mississippi House of Representatives gave Jackson and the state’s taxpayers on April 3, the last day […] [...]

Court tosses lawsuit over size of House

by Associated Press Published: December 14,2010

Tags: Congress, courts, elections, House of Representatives

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal that calls for greatly increasing the House of Representatives to reduce discrepancies in the population of congressional districts from one state to another. The justices yesterday ordered a lower federal court to dismiss a lawsuit from Mississippi. The suit said House districts vary widely in population, […] [...]

House proposes another budget plan

by Associated Press Published: February 11,2010

Tags: education, House of Representatives, Legislature, state government

JACKSON — The Mississippi House is making another attempt to plug some holes in the current state budget. The House passed a bill yesterday that proposes taking $79 million from financial reserves and putting it into several state programs, with the biggest chunk going to education. The bill passed the Senate in a different form […] [...]

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