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Alabama Senate Passes Education Budget with Bonus

Posted: 02/28/2014 - The Alabama Senate has approved an education budget that would fund a one-time bonus of 1 percent for public school employees and add 250 teachers in middle schools.

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Butler Breaks Ground for McDonald's

Updated: 02/27/2014 - The Choctaw County (Ala.) Chamber of Commerce held the official groundbreaking for a new McDonald's location Thursday.

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House Passes MAEC Funding Bill

Posted: 02/26/2014 - A bill passed overwhelmingly in the Mississippi House to provide funding for the Arts and Entertainment Center in Meridian.

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Committee Revises Teacher Pay Raise Proposal

Posted: 02/26/2014 - An Alabama Senate committee has approved an education budget that tosses out the governor's recommended 2 percent pay raise for public school employees.

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Appeals Court to Hear Mississippi Abortion Law Case

Updated: 02/26/2014 - A federal appeals court is expected to hear oral arguments in late April or early May in a lawsuit challenging a 2012 law that could close Mississippi's only abortion clinic.

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Mayor of Jackson Has Died

Updated: 02/25/2014 - Numerous sources have confirmed the death of Jackson's mayor, Chokwe Lumumba.

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Proposed State Poem and Cat Head Biscuits

Updated: 02/25/2014 - A bill to make "I Am Mississippi" the state poem has again been filed in the Mississippi Legislature. Its author says at the heart of a previous controversy was a line about cat head biscuits.

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Alabama Medicaid Expansion Effort

Updated: 02/26/2014 - Members of the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus are continuing their push for Medicaid expansion.

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Board of Education OKs Common Core Courses

Posted: 02/24/2014 - Mississippi public school students will see new math and English courses aligned to the Common Core state standards beginning next year.

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