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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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Groups Oppose Prescription Requirement

Updated: 02/03/2010 - Some groups like stopmethnotmeds.com are not happy about recent legislation proposed to make the purchase of pseudoephedrine illegal without a prescription.

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Supervisors Set Hearing Date

Posted: 02/01/2010 - After two failed attempts at a meeting last week, Lauderdale County supervisors agreed Monday to set a public hearing on a proposal to close a portion of Valley Road.

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Budget Bill Stalls in Senate

Posted: 02/01/2010 - A bill to restore about one-fourth of the money Gov. Haley Barbour has cut from Mississippi's budget has stalled in the Senate.

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Decisive Vote Coming Soon on Garbage Switch

Updated: 02/01/2010 - The possible switch from dumpsters to residential pickup in Lauderdale County didn't come up at Monday's supervisors meeting, but it is likely to soon.

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Still No Hearing Date on Valley Road

Updated: 01/28/2010 - The possible closure of a portion of Valley Road was a hot issue Thursday at a recessed Lauderdale County board of supervisor's meeting.

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Bryant Asks for List to Clarify Proposal

Posted: 01/28/2010 - Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant says he asked a pharmacists association to provide a list of over-the-counter medicines that would be affected by Mississippi's proposed new law on pseudoephedrine.

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Meaning of Supervisors' Vote Confusing

Updated: 01/27/2010 - A vote about Lauderdale County administrator Mike Sumrall at the most recent board of supervisors meeting appears to be in dispute.

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Senate Committee Passes Pseudoephedrine Bill

Posted: 01/27/2010 - The Mississippi Senate Judiciary B Committee has passed a bill that would require a doctor's prescription to purchase cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine.

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Sanders to Seek Eighth Term

Updated: 01/27/2010 - One of Alabama's most influential legislators has changed his mind about retiring this year.

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Lawmakers, Governor, Staff Donate to Haiti

Posted: 01/27/2010 - Mississippi lawmakers, Gov. Haley Barbour and state Capitol employees are donating about $10,000 of their own money for earthquake relief in Haiti.

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House Votes to Restore $100M to Budget

Posted: 01/27/2010 - The Democratic-controlled Mississippi House has passed a bill that attempts to restore nearly one-fourth of the budget cuts Republican Gov. Haley Barbour has made.

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Barbour, McCoy Trade Barbs over Budget

Posted: 01/20/2010 - Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and Democratic House Speaker Billy McCoy exchanged sharp words about the Mississippi budget.

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