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100 State Bridges Close

Mississippi’s crumbling infrastructure has been a hotly contested topic for years and now 100 bridges in the state have been closed due to safety concerns. The closures come after the bridges failed inspections by the federal highway administration last week. This week legislators are expected to be briefed about the conditions of the roadways and […]
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Brewery Bill On The Move

A Bill allowing craft breweries across the state to sell their brew straight from their Brewhouse is one step closer to becoming law. House Bill 13-22 has now passed the senate and is only steps away from arriving to the desk of Governor Phil Bryant. If passed breweries could legally sell up to two cases […]
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Death sentencing changes

The Mississippi Senate has voted to add gas chamber and electrocution as execution options in case courts block the state from obtaining lethal injection drugs. Lethal injection is Mississippi’s only execution method. The state faces lawsuits claiming drugs it plans to use would violate constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment. The House voted on […]
3 weeks ago
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Authorities work on extradition for Alex Deaton

Officials are working to get Alex Deaton, the man accused of multiple crimes in the state, extradited back to Mississippi. The 28-year-old was captured in Kansas Wednesday morning after shooting a convenience store clerk and leading troopers on a high speed chase. He is accused of shooting and carjacking a couple in New Mexico the […]
4 weeks ago
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Cochran is the tenth longest serving senator

Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran is the tenth longest serving senator in United States history. Today, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Senator Cochran on the Senate floor for reaching the impressive milestone. Senator Cochran was first elected to the Senate in 1978, serving nearly 40 years. In 2006, “Time” magazine called Cochran ‘the quiet persuader.’ Here’s […]
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Proposed funding cut for film industry in Mississippi

With budget cuts left and right, government officials put the state’s movie industry on the chopping block. A measure that would have extended a filmmaking incentive, created in 2004, died in the Senate Finance Committee. Many believe the program is one of the main reasons more movies have been shot in the state over the […]
4 weeks ago
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Daily Fantasy Sports Betting Bill Lives

Bills that are still alive include daily fantasy sports betting. The Bill would set an 8 percent tax and authorize the Mississippi Gaming Commission to regulate sports betting online or in casinos. Mississippi legalized fantasy sports betting last year and established a study group to recommend rules. Those recommendations are in the bill. Operators would […]
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Craft Brewery Bill Remains Alive

Another bill that stays alive House Bill 1322 that would allow Mississippi Breweries to sell beer to customers on site. The bill passed the senate finance committee Tuesday. The measure would let a brewery sell the equivalent of two cases of 12 ounce bottles to a customer in a 24-hour period. Breweries can now give […]
4 weeks ago
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NATIONWIDE MANHUNT ENDS WITH MURDER SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

A nationwide manhunt is now over.  28 year old Alex Deaton is in custody after leading Kansas state troopers on a pursuit early Wednesday morning. Kansas Highway Patrol troopers attempted to stop a black Cadillac around 7:50 Wednesday morning.  The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle involved in a shooting at a convenience store […]
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BP Fund Allocation Bill Dies

A senate bill aimed at creating a special fund for BP money died Tuesday, after it failed to make it out of the house appropriations committee. Members of the House of Representatives coast delegation called it an empty bill saying it does nothing to ensure the coast will benefit from the funds. This means no […]