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Bryant Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

Posted: 12/31/2015 - Gov. Phil Bryant requested Thursday that President Barack Obama issue a disaster declaration for areas affected by severe weather that passed through Mississippi Dec. 23 through Dec. 28.

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New Mississippi Laws Take Effect in 2016

Updated: 12/31/2015 - Laws that take effect in 2016 include pay raises for state troopers and narcotics agents and creation of new circuit and chancery judgeships.

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Requests for Special Education Money Fall Short

Posted: 12/29/2015 - Demand so far has been low for $6,500 scholarships that Mississippi is awarding to parents of special education students to use in private or home schooling.

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Mississippi One of Three States to Host Cyber Protection Teams

Updated: 12/18/2015 - The federal government is stepping up to further its protection against cyber terrorism. Mississippi is one of three states chosen to host a Cyber Protection Team consisting of 39 National Guardsmen across the three states.

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Congress Could Send More Cash to Kemper Plant

Updated: 12/17/2015 - A massive federal spending bill could channel tens of millions more to Mississippi Power Co. to aid construction of its $6.5 billion power plant in Kemper County.

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College Board Votes on Tuition Changes

Posted: 12/17/2015 - Tuition and fees would rise at Mississippi's eight public universities in fall 2016 under changes preliminarily approved Thursday by the College Board.

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Bentley Outlines Priorities to Business Group

Posted: 12/16/2015 - Gov. Robert Bentley said improving services in rural Alabama will be a priority in the next three years, along with job creation, pre-K, workforce training and infrastructure improvements.

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Lawsuit Filed Over Nativity

Posted: 12/16/2015 - The American Humanist Association confirmed it will file a lawsuit against Harrison County for refusing to remove a Nativity scene from the courthouse.

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McAlister Chosen to be CAO

Updated: 12/15/2015 - The Meridian City Council has approved the nomination of Richie McAlister to be the city's chief administrative officer.

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Wide-Ranging Cuts Possible in FY17 Budget Draft

Posted: 12/15/2015 - Mississippi's top budget writers are recommending spending cuts to schools, universities, community colleges, Medicaid, mental health, human services and prisons for the coming year.

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