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Alabama Legislature Completes Budget Work

Updated: 05/25/2011 - The Alabama Legislature has given final approval to both the general fund and education budgets and sent them to Gov. Robert Bentley.

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Mississippi Jobless Rate Rises

Posted: 05/20/2011 - The U.S. Labor Department says Mississippi added non-farm jobs in April, but the unemployment rate still increased.

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No Special Session for Redistricting

Posted: 05/20/2011 - Gov. Haley Barbour is not planning to call a special session of the Mississippi Legislature to redraw legislative district boundary lines.

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Arinder Ends Re-Election Campaign

Updated: 05/19/2011 - State Rep. Tracy Arinder, a Democrat from Morton, has dropped out of a campaign for re-election to the Mississippi House.

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City Hall Project Delayed

Updated: 05/17/2011 - The completion of the Meridian City Hall renovation is delayed another few months.

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Cost-Cutting Impacting Alabama's Ticket Revenue

Updated: 05/16/2011 - County officials in Alabama say they're seeing a decline in traffic ticket volume since the state Department of Public Safety instituted cost-cutting measures last month.

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Federal Judges Give Lawmakers Two Choices

Posted: 05/16/2011 - A federal panel has given Mississippi lawmakers two choices: immediately craft a redistricting plan or run in the current districts in 2011.

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U.S. House Says 'Drill Baby, Drill'

Updated: 05/13/2011 - The Republican-controlled House has easily passed the last of three bills to expedite and expand oil and gas drilling. None is likely to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate. All are opposed by the White House.

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Veterans Affairs Board Meets

Updated: 05/06/2011 - The Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board received a generous gift for the new veterans cemetery in Newton, and recognized two faithful supporters.

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Local Governments and Changing Economic Times, Part 3

Updated: 05/05/2011 - According to research, economic development and education go hand-in-hand. Even in an era of bare bones budgets, community developers say education is one expense that should not be spared.

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Local Governments and Changing Economic Times, Part 2

Updated: 05/05/2011 - In today's economy the challenge for government is how to do more with less. That's especially true for local governments which are being hit hard by the changing economic climate.

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Inmates Seek to Block Executions

Updated: 05/04/2011 - Three Mississippi death row inmates are trying to stop their executions through a legal challenge.

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