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College Board Asks Universities to Confer

Posted: 02/18/2010 - Mississippi University for Women president, Dr. Claudia Limbert, says she and Mississippi State University officials will explore ways to consolidate operations.

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Alabama Senate to Address Bingo Legislation

Posted: 02/18/2010 - The chairman of the Alabama Senate Rules Committee said he plans to seek a vote in the Senate next week on legislation that would regulate, tax and expand electronic bingo casinos statewide.

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Senate Approves $79 Million Budget Plug

Posted: 02/18/2010 - The Mississippi Senate has agreed to a House plan to restore $79 million in state budget cuts. It will likely be vetoed by the governor.

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Community Colleges Seek Funding Boost

Updated: 02/18/2010 - Representatives of Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges went to the Capitol Thursday, urging legislators to steer more money their way.

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Soda Tax Falls Flat in Mississippi House

Posted: 02/17/2010 - A proposed tax of 2 cents per ounce for sweetened bottled or canned drinks to fight obesity will likely die in a Mississippi house committee.

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Lawmakers Turn to Budgeting

Posted: 02/16/2010 - The Mississippi House and Senate are scheduled Wednesday to consider the first draft of plans to pay for state government in the next fiscal year.

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Grants Approved for Fire Departments

Posted: 02/16/2010 - A new round of Federal Emergency Management Agency grants are being awarded to help Mississippi fire departments acquire new equipment and vehicles.

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Jones Proposes Tuition-Free Bill

Updated: 02/15/2010 - A bill being proposed in the Mississippi Legislature could offer free college tuition to some students of military personnel.

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Barbour Signs 'Meth Bill' into Law

Updated: 02/12/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law legislation that will require consumers to get a doctor's prescription to buy cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine.

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Mississippi Tea Party Rallies in Jackson

Updated: 02/10/2010 - Despite the cold temperatures, Mississippi's Tea Party rallied at the Capitol Wednesday to put constitutional rights back in the hands of Mississippians.

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North Hills Project on Hold

Updated: 02/10/2010 - A plan made under the previous city administration to widen a portion of North Hills Street has been delayed indefinitely.

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Alabama Bingo Bill on Fast Track

Posted: 02/09/2010 - An Alabama Senate committee has approved a statewide referendum on electronic bingo, and proponents plan to take it to the Senate now for a quick vote.

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House Considers Later School Start

Posted: 02/09/2010 - Mississippi lawmakers are considering whether school districts should be banned from starting the academic year before Sept. 1.

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Shelby Releases Holds on Obama Nominees

Updated: 02/09/2010 - Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he will stop blocking Senate confirmation of about 70 government Obama appointees.

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Governor Poised to Sign 'Meth' Bill

Updated: 02/08/2010 - For years the pharmacist has been the gate keeper when it comes to regulating who buys pseudoephedrine cold products. It will likely next be physicians.

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