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Lawmaker calls governor 'fool,' 'hypocrite' over Medcaid

JACKSON — A Democratic lawmaker said yesterday that Mississippi’s Republican governor is a “fool” and a “hypocrite” for opposing Medicaid expansion. Gov. Phil Bryant has said repeatedly during the past year that Mississippi, one of the poorest states in the nation, can’t afford to add up to 300,000 people to the more than 640,000 who are already on the federal-state ...

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Judge sets trial date for campaign finance case

ABERDEEN — A federal judge has scheduled a trial for June 3 on challenge to Mississippi’s campaign finance law. At issue is whether a citizen must register with the state before spending more than $200 in a year to influence voters. The lawsuit contends they do not. In 2011, five Lafayette County residents sued the state of Mississippi, claiming the ...

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Governor weighs in on tort reform; files documents

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant says scrapping Mississippi’s tort reform laws would hinder economic development and cost the state the jobs that it brings. He makes the argument in new court papers that ask a federal court to uphold the constitutionality of a $1 million cap on non-economic damages. The lawsuit, first filed in 2006, claims Mississippi’s $1 million cap ...

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Judge considers arguments in damage cap lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — Each side in a Mississippi tort case has urged a federal appeals court to decide in its favor. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last week it does not have enough information to decide whether the state’s limit on noneconomic damages — as applied to a federal lawsuit — is constitutional. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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Federal judge schedules health care reform trial for October

JACKSON — A federal judge in Mississippi has scheduled a trial for October in a lawsuit that claims the Obama Administration’s health care law is unconstitutional. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg claims the law violates individual privacy rights by forcing citizens to disclose medical information to insurance companies when they are required to purchase policies. The government ...

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe to expand

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) will complete a $200 million intermodal expansion later this year, and it is expected to have a positive economic impact on the Memphis-area industrial market.  The expanded operations, which include additional railroad tracks and electric cranes for stacking containers, could begin as early as October 1. The expansion could impact the industrial market by helping ...

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Smiths Medical expanding

Smiths Medical, a leading global provider of medical products, is expanding its DeSoto County operations by moving to a larger facility in the Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch. The move will consolidate distribution operations formerly located in Southaven and San Diego. Smiths Medical manufactures medical devices, and the 239,863-square-foot Olive Branch facility will distribute products such as drug pumps, ...

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