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Barbour Vetoes Budget Bill

Posted: 02/25/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour followed through on his promise to veto a bill that would've restored more than one-fifth of the budget cuts he has made.

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State Troopers to Drive Less

Posted: 02/24/2010 - Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Stephen Simpson says his agency has cut the miles troopers can travel as part of an effort to save money.

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Senator Richard Shelby on Iran and NASA

Posted: 02/22/2010 - United States Senator for Alabama Richard Shelby discusses issues the country is facing as well as the rest of the world. He talks about dealing with Iran and their nuclear power.

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Alabama Senator Richard Shelby Visits the State

Posted: 02/22/2010 - Alabama Senator Richard Shelby visited the state Saturday. He made three stops within Alabama. First Sumter County, then Marengo County, and finally Choctaw County, all to speak with residents.

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Meridian Smoking Ordinance Now in Effect

Updated: 02/19/2010 - A smoking ordinance went into effect Friday in Meridian. It effectively bans smoking in public buildings, including restaurants and bars. Not everyone is happy about it.

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County Administrator Never Formally Resigned

Updated: 02/18/2010 - It has been one month since the debate began about whether Lauderdale County administrator, Mike Sumrall resigned or was fired. Now an e-mail has surfaced which could answer some questions.

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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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