Posts Tagged ‘Jim Hood’

Chaney, Hood warn of insurance marketplace-related scams

JACKSON — Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney and Attorney General Jim Hood are warning Mississippians to be aware of the con artists that may emerge as federal and state agencies prepare for the Federal Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace (FFM) rollout under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “We see scammers try to take advantage of such transitions, […] [...]

Hood could appeal ruling on campaign finance law

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says he might appeal a federal judge’s ruling that part of Mississippi’s campaign finance law creates an unconstitutional burden for people or groups that spend at least $200 to support or oppose a ballot initiative. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock ruled Monday that the state may require some level […] [...]

Hosemann orders observers for special mayoral election

HATTIESBURG — The secretary of state’s office will have observers in all 14 precincts and for the vote count in the Sept. 24 election for mayor of Hattiesburg. Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree’s 37-vote victory in June over former City Councilman Dave Ware was challenged in court and eventually led to the second election. The new […] [...]

Electric power associations ask Mississippi PSC to reconsider efficiency rules

An electric power association and a trade organization have asked the Mississippi Public Service Commission to reconsider the energy efficiency rules regulators adopted in July. South Mississippi Electric Power Association and the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi said in documents filed with the commission that state law may render the efficiency rules inapplicable to electric […] [...]

Bank employee arrested for embezzlement; faces up to 10 years in prison

COLUMBUS — An Oktibbeha County bank employee has been arrested for embezzling from her employer, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Ashley Smith, 28, of Columbus, was arrested by investigators with the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division following indictment by an Oktibbeha County grand jury on one count of embezzlement.  The indictment charges Smith with […] [...]

Governor, lawmakers, NRA want to file brief on open-carry law

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant, about 80 lawmakers, the National Rifle Association and others have asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to let them file briefs in support of the state’s open carry law. The court had not ruled on the requests as of yesterday. The motions filed by Bryant, the lawmakers and the NRA included […] [...]

Seized counterfeit goods destroyed by AG’s office

by Associated Press Published: July 26,2013

Tags: attorney general, CD, counterfeit, crime, DVD, intellectual property, Jim Hood, law enforcement, retail, shirt, shoe, thrift shop

TUPELO — The attorney general’s office has destroyed $750,000 worth of counterfeit shirts, shoes, purses, CDs and DVDs at a recycling center in Tupelo. Attorney General Jim Hood says the items were seized at an Okolona thrift shop following a sting operation involving his office, Okolona police and Chickasaw County deputies. Willie McMillian and Sarah […] [...]

Deadline nears to file claims at troubled cemetery

GREENVILLE — Former Greenlawn Memorial Gardens owner Steve Ragland was laid to rest in the late 1990s. His successors’ clients haven’t rested since. After Ragland died, those who took control of the cemetery collected tens of thousands of dollars from people who prepaid for burial plots, grave markers, crypts and related items and services. According […] [...]

Business owners can determine if customers can carry firearms on premises

by Clay Chandler Published: June 28,2013

Tags: conceal carry, firearms, Jim Hood, NFIB, Ron Aldridge, Second Amendment, small businesses

Starting Monday, state law will allow firearms to be openly carried without a permit. House Bill 2, passed during the last session, was celebrated by supporters as an important step to protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. It essentially permits those who are not convicted felons to have on their person firearms that […] [...]

CARTOON: Jim Hood is the Lone Ranger on Medicaid

by Ricky Nobile Published: June 28,2013

Tags: healthcare, Jim Hood, Medicaid, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Tate Reeves

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