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Ex-Gov. Musgrove backing Hughes for lt. governor

Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove says he’s supporting fellow Democrat Jay Hughes for lieutenant governor in 2019. Hughes is an attorney, developer and first-term state representative from Oxford. He announced Thursday that he is running for the second-highest office in state government. The job will be open because Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is limited to two terms. Musgrove says ...

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Hughes seeks teacher input to guide education improvements

By BOBBY HARRISON Rep. Jay Hughes, D-Oxford, said he got the idea for the two-day education conference he will host Friday and Saturday in Jackson while observing the work of the House Education Committee this past session. “It came about while in the Education Committee watching six or seven bills be passed in five minutes,” said Hughes, who is not on ...

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Rep: State constitution at stake in ‘demon chipmunk’ lawsuit

A Mississippi lawmaker says the state constitution is at stake in his lawsuit against the House speaker over a speed-reading computer voice that’s been called the “demon chipmunk.” Democratic state Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford says Republican Speaker Philip Gunn violated the constitution by setting the machine to read bills aloud at a superfast speed. Hughes’ attorney says House members ...

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