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Holland: 'Gulf of America' bill a joke; some don't get it

JACKSON — All the people outraged about the Mississippi bill to rename the Gulf of Mexico as the “Gulf of America” have missed its satirical intent, the sponsor said yesterday. State Rep. Steve Holland, a populist Democrat known for over-the-top gestures, said he was tickled that his provocation had rocketed across the Internet. Holland says the measure is meant to ...

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Campaign bitterness erupts in Legislature over routine local bill

JACKSON — Democratic bitterness over Republican campaign tactics in last year’s Mississippi legislative elections erupted yesterday in a debate over an otherwise routine local bill. Several Democrats said opponents sent mailers claiming they voted for a large number of tax increases, unfairly counting times they voted to raise or renew taxes requested by individual cities and counties. “The very first ...

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Senate passes bill to consolidate Delta county schools

SUNFLOWER COUNTY — Legislation to consolidate administrations of three Sunflower County school districts passed the Mississippi Senate yesterday. The measure is the first item from Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ legislative agenda to be considered by the Senate. Senate Bill 2330 combines the administrations of Drew, Sunflower and Indianola school districts, which are currently under conservatorship at the state Department of ...

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Senators pushing bill authorizing Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss) have cosponsored legislation to authorize the construction of an energy pipeline between Canada and the Gulf Coast, a new effort to revive the major construction project following the Obama administration’s decision to halt it. The Mississippi Senators are among 44 cosponsors of the legislation introduced that would authorize the ...

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