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State Senate Approves $420 Million in Bond Projects

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Lawmakers lined up in the Mississippi Senate Wednesday to load a comprehensive bond with numerous hometown projects, pushing the proposed total to around $420 million.

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House Defeats Divorce Bill

Posted: 02/18/2011 - The Mississippi House of Representatives killed a bill that would have expanded grounds for divorce in the state.

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'Snow Days' Bill Headed to Governor

Posted: 02/18/2011 - The Mississippi Senate has sent to the governor a bill that would give some school districts relief from trying to make up multiple days missed because of snow and ice.

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Barbour to MPB: 'Operate with Less State Money'

Posted: 02/17/2011 - Gov. Haley Barbour has sent a letter to Mississippi Public Broadcasting asking its board to craft a long-term funding plan that requires fewer state dollars.

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Payday Lending Bill Goes to Governor

Posted: 02/16/2011 - The Mississippi Senate has passed the final version of a bill designed to reduce fees on payday loans, sending the legislation to the governor's desk.

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House Approved Payday Lending Changes

Posted: 02/15/2011 - A bill further authorizing changes in payday lending has passed the Mississippi House and moved on to the Senate.

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Alabama Anticipates Federal Funding Cuts

Posted: 02/15/2011 - A federal budget proposed by President Obama would reduce money for Alabama agencies that provide energy assistance to the poor and end a program for training doctors.

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Senate Confirms Graves to Appeals Court

Updated: 02/14/2011 - The U.S. Senate has confirmed Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James Graves to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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MCCSA Braces for Tighter Budget

Updated: 02/14/2011 - President Obama announced a budget plan Monday to balance the federal budget. But it could impact programs like those offered through Multi-County Community Service Agency.

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High Court Sets Deadline in Damage Caps Case

Posted: 02/14/2011 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked parties in a federal lawsuit to file briefs by Feb. 28 on whether a state law that limits non-economic damages in civil cases is constitutional.

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