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Tupelo voters approve $44M school bond request

TUPELO — Voters have approved a $44 million bond request from the Tupelo Public School District. School officials say over 85 percent of the voters approved the request. It required 60 percent to pass. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports voters cast 3,276 ballots, with 2,800 supporting the request to issue the bonds to fund infrastructure upgrades, security features and ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Get ready for November ballot perplexity

The differences between Proposition 42 and Alternative 42A are stark.   Huh?   Well, for those not up to speed, Proposition 42 is the constitutional amendment on public school funding that over 116,000 citizens forced onto the ballot for this November. Alternative 42A is the substitute amendment that 30 senators (out of 52) and 65 representatives (out of 122) forced ...

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Cochran joins Democrats in confirming Lynch as attorney general

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi joined nine other Republicans Thursday in voting to confirm veteran New York federal prosecutor Loretta E. Lynch as U.S. attorney general. Republican senators have received wide criticism for the five months of delay in confirming Lynch, the first African American woman to be nominated for attorney general. Much speculation centered on how Cochran would ...

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