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Committee Passes Bill to Merge School Services

Posted: 03/02/2012 - Most Mississippi school districts would not be required to merge back-office services into a county-level office under a bill passed Thursday by the House Education Committee.

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Opponents Object to 'Life at Conception' Proposals

Posted: 03/02/2012 - Opponents say they're angry that Mississippi lawmakers are considering proposals to declare life begins at conception, months after voters rejected a similar constitutional amendment.

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House Panel Broadens Charter Schools Bill

Posted: 02/28/2012 - A charter school bill moving forward in the Mississippi House is more expansive than the one passed last week by the state Senate.

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Report: Inflated Voters Rolls Problem in Mississippi

Updated: 02/27/2012 - Kemper, Clarke, and Noxubee counties are among sixteen that the Mississippi secretary of state says have more voters than people of voting age, according to the 2010 Census.

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Few 'Re-Entry Courts' in Mississippi

Posted: 02/27/2012 - An advocate for 're-entry courts' says they can make communities safer by helping former inmates stay out of prison.

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City to Crack Down on Landlords

Updated: 02/24/2012 - City officials in Meridian are looking for ways to crack down on landlords who will not pay their water bills.

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Hood Expects Big Take from Oil Spill

Posted: 02/24/2012 - Attorney General Jim Hood says Mississippi could reap hundreds of millions of dollars from litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Proposed Bill Would Prod State Workers to Improve Health

Posted: 02/24/2012 - Mississippi officials propose charging different rates for state workers' and teachers' health insurance, depending on whether they take steps to manage potentially expensive health conditions.

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Governor Bryant Tours Area Businesses

Updated: 02/22/2012 - Governor Bryant spent most of Wednesday touring businesses in the Queen City and talking economic development.

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Harper Campaigns in Meridian

Updated: 02/22/2012 - Cong. Gregg Harper included Meridian in his campaign stops during the congressional recess.

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Governor Seeks Funding for His Staff

Updated: 02/22/2012 - Gov. Phil Bryant is requesting additional funding to cover staff expenses through the end of this fiscal year and to replace the free labor formerly provided by inmates.

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City Issues Paving, Drainage Bonds

Posted: 02/21/2012 - The city of Meridian Tuesday night authorized a bond issue of $4.5 million for paving and drainage work.

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