Archive | May 20th, 2013

Stabenow, Cochran brace for full Senate vote on Farm Bill

May 20, 2013

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The Senate Agriculture Committee’s 2013 Farm Bill is encountering a critical test this week on the Senate floor, where the $955billion measure is expected to draw opposition from lawmakers who wanted more money taken from farm subsidies and less from the nation’s food stamp program. However, the Senate’s bill has stirred much less regional conflict […]

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MDA: Energy legislation press conference canceled

May 20, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority says Tuesday’s scheduled press briefing regarding recently-enacted energy legislation has been postponed until next month. Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives from the MDA, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, Mississippi Energy Institute and Natchez Inc. were to hold the briefing and Q&A session at the Woolfolk State Office building tomorrow. When contacted, the MDA […]

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Mississippi’s new voting district lines

May 20, 2013

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t order new legislative elections in Mississippi over complaints about the timing of the state’s redistricting. The Mississippi NAACP had challenged the state’s 2011 state elections because the Legislature did not immediately use the 2010 census to draw new district lines in 2011. The state House and Senate instead […]

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Health Department hosts conference to improve community health

May 20, 2013

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and partners will host the 6th Empowering Communities for a Healthy Mississippi Conference on May 21 – 24. This year’s theme is “Creating a Holistic Approach to Healthy Communities” and will focus on building healthy communities, wellness and nutrition, and behavioral, adolescent and environmental health. Conference presentations and […]

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Final mission planned for Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight

May 20, 2013

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It will be wheels up for the last time this October when the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight holds its final flight to honor World War II veterans. The organization announced that Honor Flight VI will depart from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The flight gives World II veterans from Mississippi a chance […]

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