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Riley Targets "Pass Through Pork"

Posted: 10/27/2009 - Gov. Bob Riley has ordered college and university presidents to notify him if elected officials attempt to hide spending in their districts by transferring money through their schools.

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Barbour Appoints Black to Circuit Court Judgeship

Updated: 10/27/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed a black lawyer, who earlier criticized the governor for his lack of diversity when it comes to judicial appointments, to a judgeship.

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Governors Launch Aerospace Alliance

Posted: 10/26/2009 - The governors of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana announced the launch of a private/public organization to promote the region as an aerospace, space and aviation corridor.

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Burkhalter Named Interim U.S. Attorney

Posted: 10/23/2009 - Longtime federal prosecutor Don Burkhalter has been selected interim U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi.

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Local Group Backs Voter ID Initiative

Updated: 10/21/2009 - Meridianteaparty.com has decided to throw its support behind Republican efforts to get a voter ID initiative on the 2011 Mississippi ballot.

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Lawmakers Say Special Session Possible

Posted: 10/21/2009 - Several Mississippi lawmakers say they've heard a special session is possible in the next couple of weeks, but Gov. Haley Barbour has not made an announcement.

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Riley Proposes Stronger Ethics Law

Posted: 10/20/2009 - Gov. Bob Riley plans to ask the Alabama Legislature to pass a number of bills aimed at making state government more ethical.

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Mental Health Agency Braces for Cuts

Updated: 10/15/2009 - The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is preparing for the strong possibility that more state funding cuts are on the way.

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Jack Reed Still Sharing Wisdom

Updated: 10/15/2009 - A man who's been giving speeches for over 50 years has put those writings into a book, hoping to help people reflect on the past.

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Barry Reaches Out to Neighbors

Updated: 10/13/2009 - Mayor Cheri Barry is attempting to build some bridges between Meridian and neighboring communities in east Mississippi.

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Barry Makes Appointment to Airport Authority

Updated: 10/06/2009 - Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry announced her appointment of Debra Ann Brewer to the Meridian Airport Authority at Tuesday's city council meeting.

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Shelby Opposes Obama Policy Change

Updated: 10/05/2009 - Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said canceling plans for a missile defense system that would have been based in Poland and the Czech republic is misguided and dangerous.

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Corruption Trial Accusations Rejected

Posted: 10/02/2009 - The U.S. Office of Special Counsel says complaints brought by a U.S. Department of Justice paralegal in the prosecution of former Gov. Don Siegelman were unsubstantiated.

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Meridian, Marion End Feud

Posted: 10/02/2009 - The city of Meridian and its neighboring town of Marion have decided to end their feud over $35,806 in payments for sewage treatment.

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State Tax Collections Short 10%

Posted: 10/01/2009 - Mississippi's tax collections fell 10 percent short of expectations in September, signaling further trouble for the already struggling state budget.

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