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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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Harper Talks About Campaign Issues

Updated: 08/13/2010 - Mississippi Cong. Gregg Harper is campaigning in the third congressional district during the August recess and spent some time in the eastern part of the district Friday.

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Census Numbers and Redistricting

Updated: 08/12/2010 - Census workers have completed their count of people nationwide. Now the question is, will the numbers be tabulated quickly enough for the 2011 elections? If not, there could be some problems.

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Texas Sues Over Offshore Drilling Ban

Posted: 08/12/2010 - The Texas attorney general has sued the Obama administration, claiming the current offshore drilling moratorium is unjustified.

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Barbour, Riley Together at GOP Event

Posted: 08/11/2010 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour joined his Republican counterpart in Alabama, Gov. Bob Riley, at a dinner honoring Riley and raising money for GOP candidates.

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