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Lawmakers Approve New Museums

Updated: 04/05/2011 - Mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill authorizing the construction of a civil rights museum and a history museum.

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State Auditor Reports Record Keeping Problem

Posted: 04/04/2011 - State Auditor Stacey Pickering notified Clarke County supervisors Monday that three accounts in the circuit clerk's office have not been reconciled.

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Lawmakers Return to Capitol

Posted: 04/04/2011 - Mississippi lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday with hopes of finishing their three-month session this week.

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Senate Democrats Join NAACP Lawsuit

Posted: 03/31/2011 - The Senate Democratic Caucus has voted to join a lawsuit filed by the Mississippi NAACP over redistricting.

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Barbour Renews Push for History Museums

Posted: 03/31/2011 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he'll call a special session within the regular legislative next week, so the House and Senate can quickly consider funding for a civil rights museum and a comprehensive state history museum.

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Pro-Life Group Urges Support for Amendment 26

Updated: 03/30/2011 - Individuals gathered at Meridian Crossroads Shopping Center with signs and bull horns Tuesday, urging locals to support Amendment 26 on the Mississippi ballot in November.

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Barbour Running for President?

Updated: 03/29/2011 - Gov. Haley Barbour says he will announce if he is in or out of the race for president by the end of April.

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Redistricting Plan Presented

Updated: 03/28/2011 - Lauderdale County supervisors conducted a public hearing about a proposed redistricting plan Monday night.

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Barbour Talks Budget in Meridian

Updated: 03/28/2011 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was supposed to be in the presidential battleground state of New Hampshire Monday, but he cut his trip short to tour the state discussing the budget.

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Lawmakers Honor Family of Medgar Evers

Updated: 03/28/2011 - The Mississippi Legislature is honoring the wife of murdered civil rights leader Medgar Evers for her contributions to civil rights and race relations.

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Medicare Premiums Could Impact COLA

Updated: 03/28/2011 - The government projects a slight cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits next year, but higher Medicare premiums are also expected.

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Alabama Chief Justice Pushes Sentencing Revisions

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Alabama's chief justice says bills that would change the state's prison sentencing and the corrections system are aimed at reducing the prison population and saving money that could be used to improve public safety.

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