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Lawmakers recommend six members for charter school board

JACKSON — A Mississippi Senate panel is endorsing all six members of the state’s first charter school governing board. The Education Committee voted to recommend that the full Senate confirm the six. They have been serving since last summer, since three were nominated by the governor and three by the lieutenant governor. The 52-member Senate will consider the confirmations this ...

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Lawmaker: Anti-abortion activist's confirmation will be close vote

RIDGELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants senators to confirm his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring to the state Board of Health, but a top lawmaker said it’s unclear whether Herring will receive enough support. “I think Terri is someone who has committed her life to women’s health care and the right to life,” Republican Bryant said Thursday ...

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Governor chooses ex-aide to lead Marine Resources

BILOXI — Gov. Phil Bryant has chosen former congressional aide Jamie Miller to lead the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Miller, 40, has previously served as district director and chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, Pascagoula deputy city manager and a coastal ecologist for DMR. “My choice for executive director has both knowledge and experience,” Bryant said. “He’s ...

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Cochran, Wicker split over Hagel confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mississippi’s two U.S. senators split on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. Sen. Thad Cochran was one of four Republicans who voted for Hagel, a Republican former senator from Nebraska. Cochran said in a statement that “Hagel feels strongly that the United States should be the most capable military power in the world.” Cochran also ...

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