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Medicaid Makes Cutbacks

Posted: 03/25/2010 - While Mississippi's budget deficit has reached almost a half-billion dollars, the state's Medicaid program announced it's cutting over $14 million to various providers throughout the state.

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Alabama Lawmakers Work on State Budgets

Posted: 03/24/2010 - Alabama legislative leaders say the budgets will be a priority in the nine meeting days left in the legislative session.

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Alabama Bill Proposes Blocking Federal Provisions

Posted: 03/24/2010 - An attempt failed in the Alabama Senate to force lawmakers to debate a bill that would block enforcement of some provisions of a new federal health care overhaul.

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Thirteen States Sue Over Health Care Overhaul

Posted: 03/23/2010 - Attorneys general from thirteen states, including Alabama, are suing the federal government to stop the massive health care overhaul, claiming it's unconstitutional.

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Future of Gas Prices Likely Higher

Updated: 03/17/2010 - As gas prices continue to rise, a business and political analyst advises motorists to prepare for the 'new norm'.

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Tea Party Groups Oppose Democrats' Health Care Bill

Updated: 03/16/2010 - The U.S. Congress is inching closer to a final, up or down vote on historic health care legislation. And a local group is working to make sure the measure is defeated.

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A Close Look at Legislators' Pay

Posted: 03/16/2010 - Mississippi agencies are being asked to cut their budgets, and school districts are trying to determine whether they will be forced to lay off teachers. At the same time, state lawmakers are still getting their pay.

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Snowden Defends His Amendment

Updated: 03/12/2010 - A Meridian lawmaker is at the center of a controversy over the recently killed open meetings legislation.

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Wicker Hosts Tele-Town Hall Meeting

Posted: 03/12/2010 - Sen. Roger Wicker will conduct a town hall meeting via telephone for residents of east central Mississippi Mar. 15.

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Silver Alert Bill Sent to Governor

Posted: 03/12/2010 - A bill has been sent to the governor that would set up a Silver Alert system to notify officials when an elderly person or someone with dementia or other cognitive impairment goes missing.

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