Posted: 04/24/2013 - The Alabama Senate has approved legislation providing for drug testing of welfare recipients suspected of using illegal drugs.
Updated: 04/24/2013 - Alabama's attorney general has rejected a request from Public Service Commissioner Terry Dunn for an investigation into utility rates.
Updated: 04/24/2013 - Gov. Phil Bryant has called a special legislative session to deal with an economic development issue.
Posted: 04/23/2013 - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he will call lawmakers into special session to deal with an economic development project.
Updated: 04/23/2013 - A federal official says the man charged with sending poison letters to President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and a Mississippi judge has been released from jail.
Posted: 04/22/2013 - The departing chairman of Alabama's Democratic Party is starting a new organization in hopes of revitalizing the two-party system in the state.
Updated: 04/22/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court could determine the impact of a federal law that gives jurisdiction over adoptions of American Indian children to tribal courts instead of state courts.
Posted: 04/21/2013 - Alabama Legislature enters session's final days.
Posted: 04/20/2013 - Bryant speaking at 2 USM graduation ceremonies.
Posted: 04/20/2013 - Mississippi Board of Education approves school rating system.
Posted: 04/19/2013 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a bill posthumously pardoning a group of black youths who were wrongfully convicted of raping two white women more than 80 years ago.
Posted: 04/19/2013 - State labor officials say Alabama's unemployment rate held steady in March.
Posted: 04/19/2013 - Mississippi's unemployment rate dipped in March, as more people found jobs and fewer people were job hunting.
Posted: 04/18/2013 - Gov. Phil Bryant signed four education bills into law, including one to expand charter schools.
Updated: 04/18/2013 - Federal authorities have arrested a man believed to be responsible for mailing poisonous letters.
Posted: 04/17/2013 - A new report finds more than 1.285 million Mississippians voted for president in 2012, one of the largest turnouts ever in the state.
Posted: 04/17/2013 - The Alabama Senate health committee has passed their version of the Medicaid reform bill, clearing the way for debate on the Senate floor.
Posted: 04/16/2013 - Absentee voting has begun for upcoming municipal elections in Meridian and other cities and towns in Mississippi.
Updated: 04/16/2013 - Senate Majority Leader Reid says a letter with ricin or another poison was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker.
Updated: 04/16/2013 - A bill has been signed into law that revises the definition of felonious child abuse.
Updated: 04/15/2013 - Security is being tightened at landmarks, government buildings, transit hubs and sporting events around the U.S. and the world following the explosions at the Boston Marathon.