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Dem governor candidate Hood: Cut Mississippi grocery tax

The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor said Wednesday that he wants to reduce the state’s 7% grocery sales tax to give working people a break. Attorney General Jim Hood told The Associated Press that he wants to at least cut it in half and possibly eliminate it altogether. Appearing at a locally owned grocery store in the Delta town of ...

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Judge acquits Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching wife

A judge on Tuesday acquitted a Mississippi lawmaker of a domestic violence charge in which he was accused of punching his wife in the face because she didn’t undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex. George County Justice Court Judge Mike Bullock found state Rep. Doug McLeod not guilty of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge during a one-day ...

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Ex-Governor Barbour backs Reeves in Mississippi GOP runoff

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday that he is supporting Tate Reeves for the Republican nomination for governor. Barbour said that “two good people” are in the Aug. 27 party primary runoff. Reeves is in his second term as lieutenant governor after serving two terms as state treasurer, and Bill Waller Jr. is a retired chief justice of the ...

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Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs because of the political climate in Washington but expressed confidence the company will thrive because it is developing its own technology. Ren Zhengfei also said he doesn’t want relief from U.S. sanctions if it requires China to make concessions in a tariff war, ...

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ANDY TAGGART — Will be a steward of the state’s law enforcement resources

Life often brings the realization that something must be done just because it is the right thing to do.  Such a time arose for my wife Karen and me this past spring when I concluded that I should enter the race for Attorney General. For nearly 150 years, Mississippi has waited for the opportunity to elect a conservative Republican to ...

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Analysis: Republicans line up to support immigration arrests

Many Mississippi Republican officials see the immigration raids on seven chicken processing plants earlier this month not only as good policy, but as good politics. The raids were maybe most a gift to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who lucked into a Twitter clash with Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, currently a huge target of GOP attacks. On the day the raids ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Are GOP candidates willing to tackle rural issues?

Rural Mississippians, as I wrote last week, will have a big say in the August Republican primary runoffs. Politicians who ignore their plight may be in for a big surprise. Take, for example, Tippah County on the northern border of the state. Republican voter turnout in the first primary was up 4,809, a 732% gain. A key issue in Tippah ...

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ROBERT FOSTER — The runoff election for governor is too important to sit on the sidelines

Gubernatorial runoffs are a rare occurrence in Mississippi’s history. In fact, the most recent was nearly three decades ago. Like so many of you, I have struggled to reach a decision on the right plan of action in this runoff election. For months, I pitched my conservative outsider resume and platform of fresh ideas and a new perspective for our ...

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O’Rourke visits Mississippi towns targeted in ICE raids

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has become the first presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people for being in the country illegally. The former Texas congressman resumed campaigning Friday after suspending his White House bid for nearly two weeks and staying in his hometown of El Paso, where ...

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Recount coming in Mississippi Senate race with 1-vote margin

Ballots will be recounted next week after a candidate was certified the winner of a Mississippi legislative race by a single vote. News outlets report that Biloxi City Councilwoman Dixie Newman was certified Wednesday as the winner over state Rep. Scott DeLano in the Republican primary for Senate District 50 in Harrison County. The primary was Aug. 6, and the ...

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