Posts Tagged ‘state law’

Vicksburg hotel owners arrested for price gouging

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi attorney general says the owners of a Vicksburg hotel have been charged with price gouging during a state of emergency. Attorney General Jim Hood says authorities arrested 56-year-old Devenora V. Patel and 26-year-old Hemel Ramesh Surati at their business, The Battlefield Inn in Vicksburg. Hood says Patel and Surati are accused […] [...]

State won’t get Southaven mayor’s paycheck — for now

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis will get his paycheck after a Hinds County Chancery Court judge issued a stay preventing Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from seizing Davis’ salary — for now — to recover disputed debt. The Commercial Appeal reports attorneys for Davis sought a temporary restraining order to stop Pickering from garnishing the mayor’s […] [...]

PSC fines Nevada telemarketer for ‘No-Call’ violations

by Associated Press Published: August 10,2012

Tags: fine, law, no-call law, refineries, state agency, state law, telemarketer, telemarketing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined a Nevada company $20,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced the fine. Presley says the fine was against Worldwide Commerce Associates, LLC of Carson City, Nev. Presley says Worldwide Commerce Associates violated […] [...]

AG rules state must allow same-sex ceremony at museum

JACKSON — Faced with the threat of a federal lawsuit, Mississippi officials have relented on a ban on same-sex commitment ceremonies at a state-owned museum and are processing a permit for two women. The Southern Poverty Law Center sent a letter to the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson on July 12, threatening to […] [...]

Gaming Commission investigating principals of proposed casino

by Associated Press Published: July 30,2012

Tags: background, casino, commission, gambling, gaming, investigation, state government, state law

NATCHEZ — Background checks have begun for people involved in the Magnolia Bluffs Casino as the Mississippi Gaming Commission moves closer to granting final approval for an opening in December. Commission deputy director Eddie Williams said the commission is conducting suitability investigations of casino owners, general managers, investors or significant shareholders. Williams told The Natchez […] [...]

Hosemann slams recent Brennan Center study of voter ID

by Associated Press Published: July 27,2012

Tags: election, law, Politics, state agency, state government, state law, study, vote, voter, voter I.D., voter identification, Voting

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said yesterday a voter ID study issued last week misrepresents what’s happening in Mississippi. The study by the Brennan Center for Justice, at the New York University School of Law, estimated 48,000 low-income Mississippians could have trouble obtaining a government-issued photo identification that might eventually be needed to […] [...]

Health Department inspects abortion clinic; owner expects citation

JACKSON — Health officials have inspected Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic, the first step in a process that could lead to its closure if a new state law survives a legal challenge. Following Monday’s inspection, the Mississippi Department of Health has 10 working days to issue findings. The Jackson Women’s Health Organization continues to perform abortions […] [...]

New law has marriage business booming on Coast

by Associated Press Published: July 16,2012

Tags: bride, groom, law, marriage, marry, matrimony, state law, wed, wedding

MISSISSIPPI  GULF COAST — The marriage business is booming on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast since a state law took effect July 1, eliminating a three-day waiting period and a required blood test for syphilis. Although Adams County lawmaker Melanie Sojourner sponsored the bill in part to boost Natchez’ antebellum attractions as destination wedding venues, two of […] [...]

Judge gives abortion clinic more time to meet new law

JACKSON — The future of Mississippi’s only clinic where women can get an abortion remains unclear after a federal judge’s ruling in a closely watched court case. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III ruled that a strict abortion law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature can take effect, but he gave the clinic more time […] [...]

Abortion clinic director expects more restrictions despite ruling

JACKSON — The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic said yesterday she expected legislators to keep trying to put new restrictions on the facility and the procedure, regardless of how a federal judge rules in a fight over a new state law. “They’ve made their intent quite clear,” Diane Derzis told The Associated Press. “They’re […] [...]

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