Posted: 12:29 PM
- A businessman who led the Internal Revenue Service from 2003 to 2007 and now lives in Mississippi says he's running for president because he wants to make federal tax laws more consistent and less complex.
- Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency ahead of the winter storm that is forecast to affect portions of north Mississippi late this afternoon and central parts of the state overnight into Thursday.
- Mississippi House members want to give new Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher the power to reorganize the department's central office and fire some employees without regard to civil service status.
- Tuesday marked a big deadline during the three-month session of the Mississippi Legislature. It was the final day for House and Senate committees to act on general bills that had already been passed by the other chamber.
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