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Graves Nomination Dies in U.S. Senate

Updated: 12/23/2010 - The U.S. Senate has failed to act on the nomination of Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James E. Graves, Jr., to a federal appeals post.

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Council Approves Hiring Lobbyist

Posted: 12/22/2010 - The Meridian City Council voted Tuesday night to move forward with plans to hire a Washington lobbying firm.

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District 5 Reacts to Boswell

Updated: 12/21/2010 - Lauderdale County supervisor Ray Boswell has accused the media and law enforcement of being against him, and has said that his life has been threatened.

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Barbour Responds to Criticism of Interview

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Gov. Barbour is rebutting critics who say he sugar-coated Mississippi's history of racial integration in an interview with The Weekly Standard.

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Supervisors Approve Payment of Fine

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Lauderdale County supervisors voted Monday night to pay a fine imposed by the state Department of Environmental Quality.

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Twin States Won't Pick Up House Seats

Posted: 12/21/2010 - Mississippi and Alabama are not expected to gain or lose a congressional seat because of U.S. Census population figures.

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Auditor Probes MDOT Consultant Contract

Posted: 12/20/2010 - The Mississippi Auditor's Office is investigating a Mississippi Department of Transportation contract that reportedly paid a Virginia railroad consultant more than $800,000.

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Ethics Chief: Sups Violated Open Meetings Act

Posted: 12/18/2010 - The head of Mississippi's Ethics Commission says Lauderdale County supervisors violated Mississippi's Open Meetings Act during a closed session in September.

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Alabama House Votes to Cut Off AEA Dues

Posted: 12/15/2010 - The Alabama House ended a 15-hour round-the-clock filibuster and passed a bill that would cut off the main source of funds for the Alabama Education Association and other groups representing public employees in the state.

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EMSH Lobbies Amid Budget Cutting

Updated: 12/14/2010 - State budget cuts are hitting local mental health facilities in Mississippi hard, but they are lobbying for funds as we come upon the next legislative session in January.

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Judge Says No to Gambling Trial Delay

Posted: 12/14/2010 - A federal judge has refused to delay the April 4 trial date for the 11 people accused of buying and selling votes on pro-gambling legislation in Alabama.

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Harper Tapped for House Energy Committee

Posted: 12/10/2010 - Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper of Mississippi is poised to serve in the next term on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Ethics Bills Up for Key Votes

Posted: 12/10/2010 - Gov. Bob Riley's seven ethics bills are facing make-or-break votes in the Alabama House and Senate.

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Hearing Set for Gambling Trial Defense Motion

Posted: 12/10/2010 - A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday in Montgomery on whether to delay the trial of 11 people indicted in Alabama's gambling investigation.

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Hosemann: Voter ID Should Pass in 2011

Posted: 12/09/2010 - Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippi voters will have a chance to shape the state's history next year, as three statewide referendums will be on the November 2011 ballot.

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Posey Switches to GOP

Posted: 12/08/2010 - Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey has switched parties, from Democrat to Republican.

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Effie Shirley Dies

Updated: 12/08/2010 - Former Lauderdale County tax assessor, Effie Shirley, has died.

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