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Group adds Bryant aide

Chris Champion has joined Cornerstone Government Affairs as vice president of its Jackson office. Champion, a native of Greenwood, has held the position of policy director for Gov. Phil Bryant, where he oversaw the Governor’s legislative agenda and advised him on state and federal issues. He also acted as the Governor’s designee to the Tennessee Valley Authority Regional Energy Resource ...

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Hinds County retreat seeks resort status from state

JACKSON — Providence Hill Farm, a 1,250-acre retreat in northwest Hinds County, has been given approval by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors to seek state status as a resort area. The Mississippi Department of Revenue is responsible for approving resort status for an establishment or area. The process begins with the board of supervisors issuing a resolution in support ...

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Gilich wins special election for Biloxi mayor

BILOXI — Businessman Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will become the new mayor of Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports that Gilich defeated Winfield “Windy” Swetman III in a special-election runoff Tuesday. Gilich becomes the city’s first new mayor since 1993. He will serve the final two years of a term started by former Mayor A.J. Holloway, who resigned earlier this year. Ten ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Apple Core, Baltimore

Protesters chant in front of police Monday, May 4, 2015, in Baltimore. Lt. Col. Melvin Russell said police pursued a man who was spotted on surveillance cameras and appeared to be armed with a handgun. Police said the man was taken into custody after a brief chase, during which a gunshot was heard. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Baltimore has always been a favorite city of mine. When I was working and living in D.C., Baltimore was always a nice getaway. I spent some great summer weekends at old Memorial Stadium before it closed and Camden Yards right when it opened. I hung out in great little neighborhoods and wonderful, tiny, family-run restaurants. I had friends who were ...

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UPDATED: Bryant vetoes Common Core study panel bill, 3 other measures

Gov. Phil Bryant late Thursday afternoon ended any suspense over whether his signature would go on a Common Core bill supporters said was designed to kill use of the education standards in Mississippi. Bryant disagreed, and Thursday put his veto on Senate Bill 2161, saying the measure did not kill Common Core but merely created a commission to study it. ...

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UPDATE: Group claims Legislature duped it on killing Common Core

The anti-Common Core group Mississippi Families Restoring Excellence in Education is claiming Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and the Legislature deceived it in pledging to eliminate the education initiative. The bill sent to Gov. Phil Bryant last week does not kill Common Core and Bryant should veto it, the group said in an email Monday morning. Bryant has signaled he may ...

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Mississippi vehicle inspection stickers could be eliminated

JACKSON — Mississippi could be poised to eliminate its $5 annual vehicle inspection sticker. The House voted 112-7 Thursday to approve the final version of a bill to wipe out the sticker. It was not immediately clear whether Republican Gov. Phil Bryant would sign House Bill 982. If he does, the sticker requirement would end July 1. During the annual ...

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Most businesses already have guidelines in place if same-sex marriage becomes law

By LISA MONTI  If and when Mississippi allows same-sex marriage, employees at large companies in the state likely won’t see any changes in their insurance and employee benefits. That’s because major automakers, aerospace companies and others already offer equality benefits plans. “When you look at some of the top private sector employers in Mississippi like Nissan and Toyota, these are ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Tax slasher productions comes to Mississippi

The Mississippi Film Office is a buzz about a new series of slasher films shooting at our state Capitol featuring Gov. Phil Bryant as Freddy Krueger, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn as Ghostface, and Lt. Gov. Reeves as the GingerDead Man. No worries, there will be no blood. This Tax Slasher production is brought to you by those jockeying ...

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