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Soda Tax Falls Flat in Mississippi House

Posted: 02/17/2010 - A proposed tax of 2 cents per ounce for sweetened bottled or canned drinks to fight obesity will likely die in a Mississippi house committee.

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Lawmakers Turn to Budgeting

Posted: 02/16/2010 - The Mississippi House and Senate are scheduled Wednesday to consider the first draft of plans to pay for state government in the next fiscal year.

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Grants Approved for Fire Departments

Posted: 02/16/2010 - A new round of Federal Emergency Management Agency grants are being awarded to help Mississippi fire departments acquire new equipment and vehicles.

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Jones Proposes Tuition-Free Bill

Updated: 02/15/2010 - A bill being proposed in the Mississippi Legislature could offer free college tuition to some students of military personnel.

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Barbour Signs 'Meth Bill' into Law

Updated: 02/12/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law legislation that will require consumers to get a doctor's prescription to buy cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine.

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Mississippi Tea Party Rallies in Jackson

Updated: 02/10/2010 - Despite the cold temperatures, Mississippi's Tea Party rallied at the Capitol Wednesday to put constitutional rights back in the hands of Mississippians.

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North Hills Project on Hold

Updated: 02/10/2010 - A plan made under the previous city administration to widen a portion of North Hills Street has been delayed indefinitely.

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Alabama Bingo Bill on Fast Track

Posted: 02/09/2010 - An Alabama Senate committee has approved a statewide referendum on electronic bingo, and proponents plan to take it to the Senate now for a quick vote.

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House Considers Later School Start

Posted: 02/09/2010 - Mississippi lawmakers are considering whether school districts should be banned from starting the academic year before Sept. 1.

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Shelby Releases Holds on Obama Nominees

Updated: 02/09/2010 - Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he will stop blocking Senate confirmation of about 70 government Obama appointees.

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Governor Poised to Sign 'Meth' Bill

Updated: 02/08/2010 - For years the pharmacist has been the gate keeper when it comes to regulating who buys pseudoephedrine cold products. It will likely next be physicians.

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Martin Lauded for Vision

Updated: 02/06/2010 - Former chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Phillip Martin, made a lasting impression on his people and community.

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Senate OKs Money for K-12

Posted: 02/05/2010 - The Mississippi Senate reversed itself Friday on a bill to restore $45 million to the K-12 public education budget.

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