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Proposal Would Ease School Takeover Rules

Posted: 03/11/2014 - Requirements for the state Department of Education to take over dozens of struggling schools would be eased under a proposal moving forward in the Mississippi Legislature.

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Next Step for Civil Service Commission Hearing

Updated: 03/11/2014 - The city of Meridian will move ahead as quickly as practical to assemble a hearing for four members of the Civil Service Commission that Mayor Percy Bland sought to remove.

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Common Core Update

Posted: 03/06/2014 - A battle over Common Core is brewing at the Mississippi Capitol this week.

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Senate, House Lawmakers Pass Bill Packages

Posted: 03/05/2014 - Mississippi lawmakers are moving ahead with a package of bills to restrict unions' ability to pressure employers into remaining neutral when unions try to organize workers.

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Bentley Wants Teacher Raise in Budget

Updated: 03/06/2014 - Gov. Robert Bentley says he won't sign the education budget unless it includes a 2 percent pay raise for teachers and public education employees.

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Lumumba Memorial Service Set

Posted: 03/04/2014 - A memorial service honoring the late Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will be held Wednesday at the Word and Worship Church.

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Judges Rule Oil Spill Harm Not Required in Claims

Posted: 03/04/2014 - A divided three-judge federal appeals panel has ruled that businesses don't have to prove that they were directly harmed by BP's 2010 oil spill to collect settlement payments.

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