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Truck driver wins Dem nomination for Mississippi governor

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant poses with his grandson Henry Snell after winning his Republican primary, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Jackson, Miss. Bryant defeated Mitch Young, a Navy veteran from Sumrall who ran a low-budget campaign. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has $2.8 million in his campaign fund, and his Democratic challenger in the November election is a truck driver who reported spending no money so far and who said he didn’t even vote in Tuesday’s primary. Robert Gray won the Democratic primary for governor over two candidates — Vicki Slater, a trial lawyer ...

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(UPDATE) POLLS ARE OPEN — Mississippi choosing Dem and GOP nominees for state offices


UPDATE — Mississippi voters on Tuesday are choosing Democratic and Republican nominees for governor and lieutenant governor. Three other statewide races have Republican primaries only. They are for auditor, treasurer and insurance commissioner. Polls are open until 7 p.m., and voters are required to show a driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification. Ballots also include some primaries for public ...

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Fitch tries to hold off GOP primary challenge from McRae

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JACKSON — First-term Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch is trying to fend off a Republican primary challenge from a fellow attorney who used to work in the Unclaimed Property division of her office. David McRae accuses Fitch of wasting taxpayers’ money on office decor and of mismanaging a state-sponsored college savings plan. Making his first run for public office, McRae has ...

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Fitch: $31M in unclaimed property in Mississippi

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch wants to give back more than $31 million coming from things such as forgotten utility deposits, bank accounts and stocks and unclaimed inheritances. Fitch is having published in Sunday newspapers across the state the annual list of the owners’ names and amounts owed to them. State law requires that banks, credit unions, insurance companies, ...

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Attorney McRae challenging Miss. treasurer in GOP primary

JACKSON — First-time candidate David McRae said Tuesday that he’s challenging Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch in this year’s Republican primary. The 34-year-old attorney from Ridgeland said he wants to root out wasteful spending in state government — something that falls more squarely under the job description of the state auditor than the state treasurer. “I am running for treasurer because ...

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Treasurer Fitch reports State credit on ‘positive trend’

A State of Mississippi bond issue set to close in mid February will raise the state’s bond debt to $4.17 billion, Treasurer Lynn Fitch told legislators last week. Mississippi ended 2014 with bond debt of $3.9 billion. Fitch said the State’s credit is on a “positive trend” she attributed to “disciplined spending on the part of the Legislature” and “conservative ...

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Fitch wants new financial literacy program for students

TUPELO — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch says she wants to help Mississippi young people become more comfortable with handling their finances. Fitch is pushing a computerized financial literacy program in schools across Mississippi called Treasurer’s Education About Money. “We’re doing this to get them a critical life skill they so need. It’s important that they understand money,” Fitch said during ...

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College tuition program to reopen, but at steeper prices

JACKSON — The Mississippi board that oversees the plan that allows people to lock in pricing for future college tuition voted yesterday to reopen the program, but charge sharply higher prices. State Treasurer Lynn Fitch closed Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program in fall 2012, saying she was worried about a funding shortfall. The program that reopens Oct. 1 will ...

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New leadership course looks to bringing more women into politics

COLUMBUS — Organizers of a leadership course for college students say they’re trying to increase the number of women in Mississippi politics. Twenty-six female students from in-state universities and community colleges are taking part this week in the bipartisan course at Mississippi University for Women. Tomorrow, they are meeting at the state Capitol with Gov. Phil Bryant, state Treasurer Lynn ...

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