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Southern Governors Push for Drilling Revenue

Posted: 08/30/2010 - Alabama's and Mississippi's governors are telling federal officials the Gulf coast states deserve more from oil wells drilled in the Gulf, because the states are assuming great risks.

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Judge upholds MBCI Decision

Updated: 09/24/2010 - A judge has upheld a Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians decision denying a petition for an election on a casino

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Wicker Conducts 'Listening Tour'

Updated: 08/26/2010 - U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker made a stop in Meridian Thursday. He's currently on a 5-week recess from Washington.

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Barbour Asks EPA to Stop Casino

Posted: 08/26/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour has asked the federal government to stop construction of a Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians casino in Jones County, citing possible wastewater problems.

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Budget Work in High Gear for City

Updated: 08/25/2010 - In a difficult economic time, many people are having to find ways to make cuts in their budgets. Cities like Meridian are having to do the same thing.

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Law Enforcement Hoping 'Spice' Will Be Banned

"dragon spice"

Updated: 08/25/2010 - Local law enforcement officials say more and more people, particularly young people, are using and getting high off a synthetic form of marijuana.

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Patients Say CMRC Services Vital to Them

Updated: 08/25/2010 - With the possibility it might be closed, some of the people who say they have been helped by Central Mississippi Residential Center are speaking out about its benefits.

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Local Tea Party Meets

Posted: 08/25/2010 - MeridianTeaParty.com is urging people to not only vote in upcoming elections, but to also get involved in the process.

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Barbour Expands Special Session Agenda

Updated: 08/25/2010 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is asking legislators to outlaw the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana across the state.

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Alabama Educators Brace for More Cuts

Posted: 08/25/2010 - Some Alabama leaders are anticipating more education spending cuts because, in part, to the Gulf oil spill's damage to state tax revenues.

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Alabama Court Picks Retired Justice for Bingo Probe

Posted: 08/24/2010 - A retired Alabama Supreme Court was chosen to investigate claims that confidential information was improperly released concerning the Victoryland electronic bingo case.

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Lawmakers Gathering Public Opinion

Updated: 08/24/2010 - Mississippi lawmakers are bringing the government to the people in a series of meetings aimed at getting public opinion, prior to redistricting using the results of the 2010 U.S. census.

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Council Eyes New Budget

Updated: 08/23/2010 - The Meridian City Council spent Monday trying to figure out a city budget for the coming fiscal year.

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Alabama to Launch Revolving Loan Program

Posted: 08/23/2010 - The state of Alabama will launch a $25 million revolving loan program in December to help businesses make energy-saving upgrades.

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Special Session Called

Posted: 08/20/2010 - Mississippi lawmakers will return to the Capitol next week to consider an incentive package for economic development.

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Riley Borrows to Ease Budget Cuts

Posted: 08/19/2010 - Gov. Bob Riley has borrowed nearly $124 million from the state's rainy day fund to keep non-education agencies of state government from being hit with a 20 percent budget cut.

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Lawmakers Hold Hearings on Redistricting

Posted: 08/16/2010 - Fast-growing and relatively affluent suburbs could gain representation in the Mississippi Legislature, while struggling areas with shrinking populations could lose some seats.

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