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Analysis: Stump speaking not as zippy in political off-year

The Neshoba County Fair can be one of the best places to see old-fashioned political stump speaking in Mississippi. But with no statewide or federal elections in 2017, this was a lackluster year for speeches. The only zingers were delivered in back-to-back appearances last week by two men who might be the top contenders for governor in 2019, should they ...

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Tillman tapped by AP

The Associated Press has named Laura Tillman as a legislative relief reporter in Mississippi. Tillman will join AP’s team at the state Capitol, which includes chief political writer Emily Wagster Pettus and Jeff Amy. She will report on activities of the Legislature as well as other key topics of interest to AP members in Mississippi. Tillman holds a degree from ...

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ANALYSIS: Mississippi voter ID law not yet fully funded

Is Mississippi hurting its own case as it seeks federal approval for a voter ID law? A bill signed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant would require every voter to show a driver’s license or other photo identification before casting a ballot. It also promises the state will provide a free photo ID card to any voter who needs one. But, ...

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