Posted: 03/13/2014 - The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to create a state database to enforce existing limits on payday loans.
Updated: 03/12/2014 - A bill to test some Mississippi welfare recipients for illegal drugs is headed to Gov. Phil Bryant's desk.
Posted: 03/12/2014 - Mississippi House members want to study a much-disputed religious practices bill, but are keeping it alive for possible further action.
Updated: 03/12/2014 - House and Senate negotiators will meet to discuss differences in their pay raise proposals for Mississippi public school teachers.
Updated: 03/12/2014 - Mississippi had a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 7.5 percent in January, the lowest since November 2008.
Posted: 03/11/2014 - Mississippi House and Senate members must work out differences on a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks' gestation.
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.
Updated: 03/11/2014 - Former Jackson County sheriff, Mike Byrd, has been sentenced to six months of home confinement, followed by six months of probation.
Posted: 03/10/2014 - Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson was injured in a weekend collision.
Updated: 03/10/2014 - An Alabama House committee will consider a new version of the education budget that redirects teacher bonuses to employees' health insurance.
Posted: 03/09/2014 - Supreme Court split on rewriting Alabama Constitution.
Posted: 03/08/2014 - Memorial service held for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.
Posted: 03/08/2014 - Mississippi lawmakers feel pressure over religion bill.
Posted: 03/07/2014 - Lawmakers seek agreement on medical clinic grants.
Posted: 03/07/2014 - Cochran: Corps adds $14M for Mississippi projects.
Posted: 03/06/2014 - A battle over Common Core is brewing at the Mississippi Capitol this week.
Posted: 03/06/2014 - A bill designed to make sure Alabamians don't take out multiple payday loans has cleared its first vote in the Alabama Legislature.
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.
Posted: 03/05/2014 - Mississippi lawmakers are honoring civil rights activists as the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer approaches.
Posted: 03/05/2014 - Former congressman, Gene Taylor, will stay on the GOP ballot, even though some Republican committee members sought to reject his candidacy.