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Mississippi Road Tax Dies Amid Opposition

Posted: 04/04/2016 - Unable to attract enough support from lawmakers, House leaders are giving up on a plan to increase money for roads through a series of tax changes.

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Court Rejects Challenge to Campaign Finance Law

Posted: 04/04/2016 - The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal challenging the constitutionality of a Mississippi campaign finance law that requires reporting by people or groups spending at least $200 to support or oppose a ballot measure.

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Religious Objections Bill Goes to Governor

Updated: 04/01/2016 - The Mississippi Legislature is sending the governor a bill that would let government employees and private businesses deny services to same-sex couples who want to marry when it violates their personal religious beliefs.

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Former Legislator's Bribery Trial Delayed

Posted: 04/01/2016 - U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate Thursday pushed back the trial of Irb Benjamin of Madison to July 5. It had been scheduled to begin Monday.

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Reaction to Mississippi's Religious Accommodations Act

Updated: 03/31/2016 - Legal protection or discrimination? The purpose of the Religious Accommodations Act varies depending on who you ask. It has passed the Mississippi House and Senate but has to go back to the House for another seal of approval before it hits the governor's desk.

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Collins Takes Oath of Office

Updated: 03/31/2016 - Christopher A. Collins took his oath of office for Eighth Circuit Court District Judge, following the retirement of longtime serving judge, Marcus Gordon.

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WLHS Cheerleaders Honored at Capitol

Posted: 03/31/2016 - The Mississippi House of Representatives Thursday recognized the 2015-2016 West Lauderdale High School cheerleaders for earning state and national titles.

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Bentley Wants to Focus on State, Not Scandal

Posted: 03/31/2016 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is trying to focus on his political agenda as pressure mounts around him following his acknowledgment that he made improper remarks to a former female aide.

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House Leaders Consider Raising Sales Tax

Posted: 03/31/2016 - Mississippi legislative leaders could propose raising most sales taxes from 7 percent to 9 percent in a plan to increase road and bridge funding.

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Senate Passes Religious Objections Bill

Posted: 03/31/2016 - The Mississippi Senate, on a 32-17 vote Wednesday, passed House Bill 1523, which would allow Mississippi government employees or private business people to cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage to deny services to gay or lesbian couples.

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Lawsuit Seeks to Put Democrat Back in Office

Updated: 03/30/2016 - Five Smith County voters want a federal judge to overturn a decision by the Mississippi House of Representatives to award a disputed seat to Republican Mark Tullos.

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Top Aide to Bentley Resigns Amid Scandal

Posted: 03/30/2016 - A top political aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is resigning, a week after he apologized for making inappropriate remarks to her.

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Jackson Airport Board Vows Takeover Fight

Posted: 03/30/2016 - The board of Jackson's city-run airport says it will go as far as necessary to fight a bill that would give suburbs and the state some control over the airport.

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Jaelyn Young Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charge

Posted: 03/29/2016 - Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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AG Offers Tax Season Advice

Updated: 03/29/2016 - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood cautions the public to be on alert for scammers and con artists during tax season.

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