Posted: 03/25/2014 - Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a welfare drug-testing bill that says applicants who test positive must get treatment in order to get cash.
Updated: 03/25/2014 - A Jackson developer says he'll appeal penalties levied by the secretary of state's office for allegations that he took funds from a mall project and diverted it to a project to build a new police station in Meridian.
Posted: 03/25/2014 - Mississippi lawmakers are increasing the estimate of how much money state government can spend this year and next.
Posted: 03/24/2014 - The Mississippi secretary of state's office says it has found Jackson developer David Watkins took funds from a mall project and diverted it to a project to build a new police station in Meridian.
Posted: 03/24/2014 - Mississippi legislators expect to be busy this week working out final details of a $6 billion budget for the coming year.
Posted: 03/24/2014 - A federal appeals court will hear arguments April 28 in a lawsuit challenging a 2012 Mississippi law that threatens to close the state's only abortion clinic.
Posted: 03/24/2014 - Mississippi sheriffs will get their first pay raise in several years, starting July 1.
Updated: 03/24/2014 - Enrollment will be reopened this fall for the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program.
Posted: 03/23/2014 - High school students to learn CPR in legislation.
Posted: 03/22/2014 - Much to do when Alabama Legislature returns.
Posted: 03/22/2014 - Bryant signs law to set rules for deductibles.
Posted: 03/22/2014 - Tax collectors could get pay increases of $6,500.
Posted: 03/21/2014 - Mississippi lawmakers have revised and passed the final version of a bill designed to make the state's criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive.
Posted: 03/19/2014 - A new report says Alabama has the nation's sixth highest sales tax rate.
Posted: 03/19/2014 - Lawyers for a death row inmate are suing the Mississippi Department of Corrections to try to stop her execution.
Posted: 03/19/2014 - The Alabama House of Representatives narrowly approved an education budget that divided lawmakers over the lack of a teacher pay raise.
Posted: 03/18/2014 - State senators have confirmed Dr. Carey Wright as Mississippi's state superintendent of education.
Updated: 03/18/2014 - Mississippi lawmakers have been asked for money to create a new trooper school to combat a shortage of highway patrol officers.
Posted: 03/18/2014 - A proposal in Alabama to study the impact of using a marijuana derivative to treat seizures is one step closer to becoming law.
Posted: 03/18/2014 - Mississippi senators have rejected a proposal to give a $1,000 pay raise to all state employees. But, a top budget writer says legislators still might consider a raise for lower-paid government workers.