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Barbour Urges Caution with Spending

Posted: 04/15/2010 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he wants lawmakers to be cautious with taxpayers' money when they return next week to work on the state budget.

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Legislative Session Resumes Tuesday

Updated: 04/14/2010 - The Mississippi Legislature goes back to its regular session next Tuesday, as it tries to get a better look at budget projections before voting.

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Alabama Coalition to Consider Democratic Candidates

Posted: 04/14/2010 - Two leaders of the Alabama New South Coalition say U.S. Rep. Artur Davis appeared to be the front-runner for the group's endorsement for governor, until his vote on the federal health care bill.

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Hood: "Barbour Can Join Health Lawsuit"

Posted: 04/09/2010 - Mississippi's Democratic attorney general said Friday he won't try to stop the Republican governor from joining a multi-state lawsuit challenging a federal health care overhaul.

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Bryant Endorses 'Smart Budget Act'

Posted: 04/07/2010 - A bi-partisan effort to change the way state agencies handle their budgets died in the Mississippi House of Representatives this year.

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Alabama House to Debate General Fund

Posted: 04/06/2010 - The Alabama House is set to debate a General Fund budget that will run most state agencies at close to the amount recommended by Gov. Bob Riley.

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Governor Criticized by Democrat for Budget Management

Posted: 04/05/2010 - At the monthly Stennis-Capitol Press Luncheon, the usually colorful Sen. Hob Bryan wasn't bashful in speaking out about his opinion of the way Gov. Haley Barbour managed the budget.

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Sumrall Tenders Resignation

Updated: 04/05/2010 - Lauderdale County administrator, Mike Sumrall, has made his resignation official.

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Sumrall Cites Personal Reasons for Departure

Updated: 04/02/2010 - Lauderdale County administrator Mike Sumrall says he has decided to resign from his position, because of pressing family and personal medical issues.

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Sessions Visits West Alabama

Updated: 03/30/2010 - Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions visited Sumter County to talk with constituents about health care, education and the economy.

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Meth Lab Busts Up from 2009

Updated: 03/30/2010 - Officials in Mississippi say they believe an upturn in the number of meth labs will soon be cut back.

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Lawmakers Break on Budget

Posted: 03/29/2010 - Mississippi lawmakers will return to work Apr. 20 to work on a completed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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