Posts Tagged ‘state law’

Abortion clinic preparing for license revocation hearing

by Associated Press Published: February 28,2013

Tags: abortion, baby, birth, clinic, health, health care, hearing, license, medical, medicine, state government, state law

JACKSON — Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is scheduled for an April 18 license revocation hearing before the state Department of Health, and officials say a decision could come days or weeks later. The Health Department told the clinic in late January that it intends to take away its license because the facility had failed to […] [...]

Legislation would prohibit local food regulations

JACKSON — No one’s trying to take away supertanker-sized soda drinks in Mississippi, but state lawmakers have passed a bill to make sure they never do. House Bill 1182 would prohibit counties and cities from creating food regulations such as requiring nutritional labeling at restaurants, banning junk foods and keeping toys out of meals. Food […] [...]

Federal law-nullification bill killed by committee chair

by Associated Press Published: February 5,2013

Tags: bill, federal law, lawmaker, legislation, legislative, Legislature, nullification, nullify, seccession, state government, state law

JACKSON — Mississippi, a state that defied federal authority during the Civil War and the civil rights movement, won’t revive its efforts to nullify federal laws — at least not this year. Republican Scott DeLano, of Biloxi, chairman of the state House Constitution Committee, has killed a bill that sought to neutralize federal laws that […] [...]

State lawmakers file bill to nullify federal law

JACKSON — Mississippi defied the union during the Civil War and civil rights era, and at least two lawmakers think it is time to do so again. Republican state Reps. Gary Chism and Jeff Smith, both of Columbus, filed a bill this month to form the Joint Legislative Committee on the Neutralization of Federal Laws. […] [...]

Education officials want emergency declaration in Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — The Mississippi Board of Education (MBE) determined that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Oktibbeha County School District. Acting on a recommendation from the Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation, the MBE voted unanimously to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to declare a state of emergency for the school district. The Oktibbeha County […] [...]

Arkansas officials promise Entergy quick decision on MISO

by Associated Press Published: September 26,2012

Tags: decision, electricity, energy, power, region, regualtion, regulator, state government, state law, transmission, utility

NEW ORLEANS — Arkansas regulators have promised to decide quickly whether Entergy Corp. has met the state’s conditions to join a regional transmission group, while the utility appears to have made progress toward satisfying regulators in Mississippi. New Orleans-based Entergy, which owns utilities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, wants to join the Midwest Independent […] [...]

Federal appeals panel to weigh LCD price-fixing lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals panel will decide whether a Mississippi or federal court has jurisdiction over a lawsuit alleging price fixing by manufacturers of liquid crystal display screens. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral argument in New Orleans for Oct. 5. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood […] [...]

Court rejects AG’s request to reconsider CON decision

JACKSON — In June, the Mississippi Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a 2011 law that required appeals of certificate-of-need decisions to go directly to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court said appeals from CON decisions by the Mississippi State Department of Health must go first to the appropriate lower court. In this case, that would be […] [...]

Judge asks MDWF&P for list of Collins Zoo’s violations

COLLINS — A Covington County Justice Court Judge has asked the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to create a comprehensive list of state regulation violations at the Collins Zoo and submit the list within 30 days. Judge Bobby Wayne Mooney said he would give the zoo owners six months from receiving the list […] [...]

Hood presents check for $35M to state lawmakers

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has delivered a check to lawmakers for over $35 million in monies recovered by his office. As part of the Average Wholesale Price (AWP) litigation, the $35 million returned to the state includes more than $12 million from a settlement with Barr Laboratories Inc., IVAX Pharmaceuticals Inc., Sicor Pharmaceuticals […] [...]

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