Tag Archives: federal government

Pickering to run for Senate if Cochran decides against reelection

November 26, 2013

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Add State Auditor Stacey Pickering to the list of potential candidates for the U.S. Senate if Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) decides not to seek reelection in 2014. Cochran has held the seat since 1978 and has said he’ll decide by the end of this month whether to seek another six-year term. However, a Cochran spokesman […]

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Palazzo, Nunnelee held hard line; voted against shutdown resolution

October 17, 2013

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Mississippi Republican Reps. Steven Palazzo and Alan Nunnelee voted against a resolution last night that ended the 16-day partial government shutdown. Republican Rep. Gregg Harper and Democrat Bennie Thompson and U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Republicans, voted for the resolution. Palazzo says the resolution did nothing to address health care overhaul and […]

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Cochran could face young challenger in the Tea Party’s McDaniels; Palazzo also watching

October 16, 2013

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U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has had a long run in the Senate, but it looks like he will soon face a challenge from one of the state’s young, up-and-coming legislators. Two-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel said yesterday that he’s leaning toward challenging Cochran in the 2014 Republican primary. McDaniel told The Associated Press that […]

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USDA grant aimed at improving health of Delta clinic

October 11, 2013

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One of the most pressing needs in the Mississippi Delta is adequate health care, and a recent federal grant will hopefully help a facility in Leland better serve the community. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $900,000 grant to the Delta Health Alliance (DHA) for renovations to the Leland Medical Clinic. Alliance CEO […]

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Tropical Storm Karen has FEMA workers un-furloughed

October 3, 2013

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Even a federal shutdown has to yield to a potential hurricane. Some workers who were furloughed due to the federal government shutdown are being called back to work as Tropical Storm Karen churns in the Gulf of Mexico. White House spokesman Jay Carney says President Barack Obama is being updated about the storm. He says […]

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After half-decade in dock, Delta Queen could sail again

September 26, 2013

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An act of Congress could be the first step in getting the Delta Queen back on the Mississippi River after a five-year hiatus. The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to allow an exemption from some fire-retardant materials construction requirements for vessels operating within the boundary line of the United States’ inland waterways, according to […]

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Entergy utilities receive green light for MISO — Regulators clear path for $1.4 billion in projected customer savings

November 15, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS – Paving the way for significant customer savings, regulators in New Orleans and Mississippi today issued decisions supporting proposals by the Entergy operating companies they regulate to join the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, or MISO, in December 2013. These actions complete all of the retail regulatory decisions needed for the six Entergy […]

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NORTHWAY COLUMN: Things getting frosty in Southaven

December 8, 2011

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Today, there is a warning on the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s website about icy accumulation in North Mississippi. It is for the I-55 bridge over the Coldwater River in DeSoto County. However, it would appear that the really slick ice in DeSoto County is at the Southaven Mayor’s Office. >> SEE RELATED STORY FROM THE […]

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Shrimp processors fighting proposed H2-B pay raises

September 30, 2011

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Shrimp processors along the Mississippi Gulf Coast have filed for injunctive relief in federal court in an effort to block a proposed rule change by the U.S. Department of Labor in determining wages paid under the department’s H2-B guest-worker program. A late September decision by the Labor Department to delay the new wage-determining rule has […]

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Yelling like a mashed cat

April 11, 2011

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By Wally Northway Two prominent conservative Mississippi Republicans who are outspoken enemies of recent healthcare reform actually are supportive of at least one of the legislation’s components and want it to remain the law. In fact, if the federal healthcare law were repealed, they would push to have it made state law. Who are these […]

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