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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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Will Inmates Be Cut Loose?

Updated: 02/04/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour said Thursday that a fourth round of budget cuts for this year is likely, including the possibility of releasing some prison inmates.

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Lawmakers to Begin Budget Negotiations

Posted: 02/04/2010 - A group of House and Senate members will try to negotiate a compromise on a bill that aims to restore some of the money cut from the state budget.

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State NAACP Denounces Budget Moves

Posted: 02/03/2010 - Mississippi NAACP leaders say they oppose Gov. Haley Barbour's budget cuts and his proposals to consolidate public schools and merge the state's three historically black universities.

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Pseudoephedrine Bill Headed to Governor

Updated: 02/02/2010 - Mississippi is poised to become only the second state in the nation to require a doctor's prescription for cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine.

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A Pro-Life Initiative Could End Up in Court

Posted: 02/02/2010 - Abortion opponents who want life defined in Mississippi as beginning at fertilization said they plan to file a lawsuit as part of their effort to get an initiative on a statewide ballot.

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Talk But No Action on Lottery Proposal

Posted: 02/02/2010 - A Mississippi House Committee took no action Monday on a bill that proposes creating a state lottery to help pay for college scholarships.

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