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Republicans assigned to most top jobs in Mississippi House

Republicans will continue to hold most leadership positions during this four-year term in the Mississippi House, where the party has more than 60% of the seats. House Speaker Philip Gunn, a Republican from Clinton, announced most committee assignments for the 122 representatives Thursday — the end of the third week of the four-month legislative session. He had previously announced leaders ...

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Analysis: Mississippi getting big turnover in state offices

No matter who wins this year’s elections, Mississippi will have its biggest turnover of state government officials in a long time. At least five of the eight statewide offices will have new occupants. Those are governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer. That is a contrast to 2015, when all eight statewide officials — the three above, ...

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Reeves to dodge Waller, Foster at GOP debate in Starkville

Two of the three Republican candidates for Mississippi governor are set to take part in the first debate of the campaign season. State Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando and former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. of Jackson accepted an invitation for the event at Mississippi State University in Starkville. The candidate who has raised the most money ...

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Lawmakers advance pay raise for Mississippi county officials

A proposed pay raise for many elected county officials in Mississippi is advancing. The House voted 93-14 on Wednesday for Senate Bill 2827 , which would be financed by increased fees for filing government documents and court cases. The Senate and House must resolve differences before the measure goes to the governor. Pay for county supervisors would increase by $10,000 ...

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House balks at Senate plan for oil spill damage account

Mississippi lawmakers may be unable to decide this year how to spend $750 million in oil spill damage payments, with sniping between House and Senate members after a bill died at a Tuesday deadline for action when the House Appropriations Committee didn’t bring it up. House members from Mississippi’s coast said Senate Bill 2634 didn’t have the detailed structure they wanted to ...

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