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Local Democratic Candidates Disqualified
- A pair of candidates for office in Lauderdale County have been disqualified by the Democratic Executive Committee.
Bill Says No Permit Needed to Carry Gun in Purse, Briefcase
- People would not need a state-issued permit to carry a concealed gun in a purse, briefcase or other fully enclosed satchel, under a bill that's getting final legislative debate.
Dan Jones Reportedly Offered Two Year Contract Extension
- Individuals with knowledge of the negotiations say Mississippi's College Board has offered a two-year contract extension to University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones.
Mississippi Senate Agrees to Special Education Voucher Bill
- Mississippi senators have agreed to let a small percentage of special education students use public money to go to private schools.
Trial Delayed for Blogger in Rose Cochran Photo Case
- The trial has been delayed until June 8 for a political blogger accused of photographing the bedridden wife of Sen. Thad Cochran, without permission, in a nursing home.
Bryant Signs K-12 Education Budget Bill
- Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a $2.5 billion budget for public schools, setting one of the biggest pieces of the state spending plan for the coming year.
Mississippi Board of Cosmetology Seeking New Director
- The Mississippi Board of Cosmetology is looking for a new leader after its previous executive director resigned.
Thousands Rally in Support of Ole Miss Chancellor
- Supporters of University of Mississippi chancellor, Dr. Dan Jones, are pressuring trustees to renew his contract.
Town Hall Meeting Focuses on Kemper Plant
- Opponents of the Kemper County coal plant will hold a town hall meeting next week in Meridian to discuss the issue.
Budget Writers Increase Spending Estimates
- Mississippi lawmakers will have slightly more money to disperse among government programs as they put the final touches on a state budget in the next few days.
Law Enforcement Warning about Texting
- Mississippians have about three months to practice ignoring texts, tweets, emails and other social networking messages while they're driving.
High Court Sends Alabama Redistricting Case Back for Review
- The U.S. Supreme Court says a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama's Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew the state's voting districts.
Legislators' Education Alternative Challenged in Court
- An Oxford school patron is asking a Hinds County judge to remove from the November ballot an alternative proposed by the Mississippi Legislature to a citizen-sponsored education funding initiative.
Senator Proposes Separate Boards for Each College
- A state senator says the College Board's dismissal of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones shows Mississippi needs a new structure to govern its eight public universities.
Training Funds Target Food Stamp Recipients in Mississippi
- A $20.5 million federal program will match SNAP recipients to workforce training and job opportunities in Mississippi.
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