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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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State Budget Woes Could Impact CMRC

Updated: 03/12/2010 - Next week, the city of Newton's second largest employer could find out whether it will be closed because of budget cuts.

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Economic Development Bills Pass

Updated: 03/12/2010 - The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill to provide help to the cut-and-sew industry in Mississippi.

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Animal Cruelty Law Remains Misdemeanor

Updated: 03/12/2010 - Mississippi's animal cruelty law is under scrutiny following the seizure of about 170 animals from Raven's Hope Animal Sanctuary.

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Open Meetings Bill Dies

Posted: 03/11/2010 - A House chairman has killed a bill that was designed to strengthen Mississippi's Open Meetings laws.

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Sen. Gordon Appears Briefly at Capitol

Posted: 03/10/2010 - State Sen. Jack Gordon made a brief appearance Wednesday at the state Capitol, days after being hospitalized for an undisclosed condition.

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Mental Commitment Bill Goes to Governor

Posted: 03/10/2010 - The Senate has sent to the governor a bill that aims to simplify the process of having people involuntarily committed for evaluation or treatment of mental illness.

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State Compromise Helps Counties

Updated: 03/09/2010 - A budget compromise by the Mississippi Legislature will apparently prevent the hole in Lauderdale County's finances from getting bigger.

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