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House, Senate Agree on Bond Bill

Posted: 04/18/2016 - Mississippi state government would borrow $250 million for various construction projects, including the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center in Meridian, under an agreement between House and Senate negotiators.

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More Troops, Resources Going to Iraq

Posted: 04/18/2016 - Officials say the U.S. will send 200 more troops and a number of Apache helicopters to Iraq to assist in the fight against the Islamic State group.

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Mississippi Tax Cut Proposal

Updated: 04/18/2016 - Mississippi lawmakers want to phase in $415 million in tax cuts over the next 12 years.

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House, Senate Pass Budget Bill

Posted: 04/15/2016 - The Mississippi House and Senate Friday passed Senate Bill 2362, rolling money from 16 agencies into the state's main General Fund budget.

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Church Protection Act Becomes Law

Updated: 04/15/2016 - Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill that allows some members of churches to undergo firearms training so they can provide armed security for their congregations.

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Bryant Signs Bill Banning Second-Trimester Abortion Method

Updated: 04/15/2016 - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill banning an abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation, unless an abortion is required to prevent a mother's irreversible physical impairment.

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Mississippi Jobless Rate Declines

Updated: 04/15/2016 - Mississippi's jobless rate kept falling in March, with more people finding jobs even as the labor force shrank slightly.

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Official Says State Aircraft Used to Bring Bentley His Wallet

Posted: 04/14/2016 - The head of the Alabama law enforcement agency says a state aircraft was used in 2014 to deliver Gov. Robert Bentley's forgotten wallet to him at the beach, but that Bentley did not request the air delivery method.

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Changes to DeKalb's Inter-local Agreement

Updated: 04/13/2016 - The town of DeKalb has revised its inter-local agreement for law enforcement after the attorney general rejected some of the terms.

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Alabama Teacher Evaluation Bill Shelved

Posted: 04/13/2016 - The leader of the Alabama Senate says he is shelving his education bill for the session after continued resistance to the idea of tying teacher evaluations to test score improvement.

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Former AGs Urge Pardon for Siegelman

Posted: 04/13/2016 - A group of more than 100 former state attorneys general is asking President Obama to pardon former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who's serving a prison sentence for bribery.

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