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Bill passes that could close state's lone abortion vclinic

JACKSON — The Senate has given final passage to a bill that could close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. The bill would require doctors working at abortion clinics to be OB-GYN certified and have admitting privileges to a local hospital. The clinic’s owner told The Associated Press that all of its physicians are OB-GYN’s, but only one has admitting privileges. The ...

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House chairman abandons attempt to revive immigration-enforcement bill

JACKSON — A Mississippi House chairman today abandoned his effort to revive tougher immigration enforcement provisions that included requiring local police to report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities. The bill, which was killed earlier this week by a Senate chairman, now appears to be dead this legislative session. House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, said he still ...

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Lawmakers approve workers' compensation legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has advanced a bill to make changes that manufacturers and business groups are seeking in the workers’ compensation system. Senate Bill 2576 passed the House 59-58 today. The bill returns to the Senate for more work. Among other things, the bill says if a worker is injured on the job, the employer could test the ...

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Lawmakers approve legislation increasing salaries of judges, prosecutors

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate yesterday gave final approval to a bill that would increase the salaries of judges and prosecutors. The measure would increase the salaries incrementally over four years. Money for the judges’ raises would come from increasing filing fees in civil and appellate courts. Raises for district attorneys and assistant district attorneys would come from fee increases ...

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Houses passes bill blocking lease charges for residential piers

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi House has given final passage to a bill that would block Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann from charging for leases for residential piers bordering state waters. Gulf Coast residents and their legislators have been tangling with Hosemann over his claim that landowners bordering state waters must pay yearly lease fees to build docks. Hosemann ...

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Two abortion-regulation bills die, but one survives

JACKSON — One abortion-regulation bill survived and two died at yesterday’s deadline in the Mississippi Legislature. Supporters of the surviving measure say it could slow down or even shut Mississippi’s only remaining abortion clinic, which is in Jackson. The Senate Public Health Committee passed House Bill 1390, which would require any doctor performing abortions to be a board-certified OB-GYN with ...

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Loan interest legislation dies in Senate committee

JACKSON — A bill that would have allowed small lenders to charge more on certain types of loans died with a yesterday deadline for committee action. House Bill 1396 would have increased the allowable interest rates on loans under $1,500 from 36 percent to 99 percent. Supporters say the measure would have given borrowers a lower-cost option to payday lenders. ...

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