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BOBBY HARRISON: GOP leaders could have gotten some kind of income tax cut

March 27, 2015

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By Bobby Harrison | Daily Journal | March 27, 2015 Make no mistake about it, House Republicans killed any chance of an income tax cut passing the Mississippi Legislature this session. On Friday, House Republicans, who hold a majority, could have made a motion to send the tax cut legislation to conference by a simple […]

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Egg Fight: Arkansas House passes ban on California wine sales

March 27, 2015

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LITTLE ROCK – An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state’s law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings, the Associated Press reported in a story for Arkansas Business Friday. The House voted 57-19 to advance to […]

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Biloxi Shuckers announce radio network;WGCM AM-1240 is flagship

March 26, 2015

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The Biloxi Shuckers Thursday unveiled the “Shuckers Radio Network” with Coast Radio and WGCM AM-1240 as the Class AA team’s flagship radio station. The radio network will provide Shuckers baseball coverage to a number of stations throughout Mississippi. WGCM will serve as the hub for each broadcast, airing all 140 games during the 2015 season. “We are […]

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Stennis Institute of Government removes ‘interim’ from French’s director title

March 25, 2015

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STARKVILLE, Miss.— P. Edward “Eddie” French has been named executive director of the Mississippi State University’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development after a year as interim leader. Professor French, a Virginia native who also teaches in MSU’s political science and public administration department, said in his year at the Stennis Institute […]

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Georgia legislation sets stage for eventual casino resort legalization

March 25, 2015

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Legislation that would open the door to up to six casino resorts in Georgia will be introduced in the state House on Thursday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The measures, both by Economic Development Committee Chairman Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, would generate $250 million a year to support the HOPE scholarship, according to a briefing paper obtained by […]

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Lawmakers again seek role in choice of standardized tests

March 19, 2015

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JACKSON — Lawmakers are seeking to revive efforts to force the state Board of Education to consider using standardized tests written by the ACT organization. The move comes as state Superintendent Carey Wright defends the process by which the state Department of Education sought proposals for a contract to administer tests in grades 3-8 and […]

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Wicker to vote against attorney general nominee Lynch

March 18, 2015

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JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker says he will vote against the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the nation’s next attorney general. Senate Democrats blocked legislation Tuesday to help the victims of human trafficking amid a partisan dispute over abortion that threatens to sink the once-uncontroversial measure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has put […]

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Mississippi Coliseum’s deterioration may cost it MHSAA hoops championship

March 16, 2015

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With the “Big House” in Jackson all but crumbling down, the Mississippi High School Activities Association is considering moving the state basketball championship tournament to Tupelo, Mississippi Coliseum officials say. The 11-day tournament that wrapped up over the weekend drew thousands of fans to the 53-year Mississippi Coliseum. But it also drew the frustration of […]

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State asks to keep drug supplier’s name secret during appeal

March 16, 2015

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As he turns over $46 million in legal settlement money, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says some state leaders want to limit his litigation options in order "to serve the special interest of big business."

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a Hinds County judge to keep secret the identity of Mississippi’s execution drug supplier while the state appeals an order to release the name. Earlier this month, Hinds County Chancery Judge Denise Owens ruled that the state’s public records law required release of the information, sought by […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Blog takes McDaniel conservatives to task

March 15, 2015

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The Mississippi based political blog “Y’all Politics” has taken the “MS Tea Party” and Chris McDaniel’s Conservative Coalition to task:   “I’ve said this before, but if the MS Tea Party is serious about doing anything but Facebook Memes and TwitterBombs, they need to have real candidates, raise money, party build and run folks for […]

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