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Mississippi Senate Back on Pace, House Still Delayed

Posted: 03/24/2016 - The Mississippi Senate has returned to a normal pace after two Democrats stopped having bills read aloud to delay the chamber's work. But the House is still slowed by a bill-reading filibuster.

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Meridian Main Street Reorganizes

Updated: 03/24/2016 - A new chapter is opening for a local organization that focuses on the development of downtown.

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Two Indicted for Fraud, Money Laundering

Posted: 03/24/2016 - Two men were indicted on federal charges that they inflated bills for urban redevelopment work in Hattiesburg, pocketing $120,000.

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Mississippi Legislative Work Slowed by Delay Tactics

Posted: 03/23/2016 - Some members of the Mississippi House and Senate are using delay tactics to express unhappiness about the legislative process. They were having bills read aloud Wednesday in both chambers.

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Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

Updated: 03/23/2016 - Gov. Phil Bryant has requested President Obama issue a major disaster declaration in Mississippi for severe weather and flooding that started Mar. 9.

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Arguments Submitted in State Flag Lawsuit

Updated: 03/23/2016 - Attorneys submitted arguments over whether a federal court has the power to decide if the Confederate battle emblem should be removed from the Mississippi flag.

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Security Heightened Worldwide

Updated: 03/22/2016 - The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security says there are no current threats in the U.S. or Mississippi, but you can expect to see greater security at places like federal buildings and airports in the wake of terrorist attacks in Brussels.

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Vaccine Exemptions Bill to Die in Committee

Posted: 03/22/2016 - A plan to expand medical exemptions to childhood vaccination requirements won't make it past a committee deadline in the Mississippi Senate.

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Bentley to Veto Budget over Medicaid

Posted: 03/21/2016 - Alabama lawmakers could give final approval to the General Fund budget Tuesday, setting up an expected veto by Gov. Robert Bentley over Medicaid funding.

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Modernizing VA Focus of Hearing

Posted: 03/21/2016 - A bipartisan group of congressmen is working to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A recent hearing examined how the VA can be brought into a new age.

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