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Progress Report for Mississippi House

Posted: 04/13/2012 - More than 100 days into the new session, lawmakers are looking back on the progress they have made so far in Jackson.

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Senate Revives Charter School Proposal

Posted: 04/11/2012 - The Mississippi Senate has revived charter school legislation, giving new life to a key Republican proposal this session.

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'Heartbeat' Amendment Passes House

Updated: 04/11/2012 - Lawmakers say an abortion restriction bill that passed the Mississippi House could lead to prosecution of anyone who performs an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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Mississippi Senate Approves Voter ID Bill

Updated: 04/10/2012 - The Mississippi Senate has passed a House bill that creates a framework for a voter ID constitutional amendment approved in November.

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Inventory Tax Topic for Lawmakers

Posted: 04/10/2012 - There is talk among lawmakers, backed up by pieces of legislation, to give tax breaks to Mississippi businesses. But the question is, will a break be worth it for the state?

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Phone Deregulation Clears Hurdle

Posted: 04/10/2012 - Mississippi would lose most of its remaining regulatory authority over AT&T under a bill that passed in the House of Representatives.

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COG Discusses Charter Schools

Updated: 04/09/2012 - Charter schools legislation is expected to be passed in Mississippi at some point.

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Immigration Law Changes Address Religious Concern

Posted: 04/06/2012 - Legislation being pushed by the governor and other Republican leaders to revise Alabama's immigration law addresses some of the concerns raised by religious organizations.

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Senate Approves Raises for Judges, DAs

Posted: 04/05/2012 - The Mississippi Senate has given final approval to a bill that would increase the salaries of judges, district attorneys and assistant district attorneys.

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