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Gulf Coast Legislation Reception

Tonight, hundreds of leaders from South Mississippi’s business community take over Jackson for the 2017 Gulf Coast Legislative Reception. The annual event is an opportunity for community leaders to discuss Gulf Coast issues face to face with our state legislators. News 25’s Kendra Turley takes us inside the celebration. Hot food and hot topics filled […]
2 months ago
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Mississippi Democratic Caucus

Democrats in the Mississippi Senate have decided who will lead their caucus. Bill Stone of Holly Springs was chosen as their Caucus chairman and Derrick Simmons of Greenville as their vice chairman. Sen. John Horhn of Jackson had been Caucus chairman and minority leader, but resigned because he’s running for mayor of Jackson. Stone, who […]
3 months ago
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Governor Bryant to Deliver Address

Governor Phil Bryant will give his state of the state address during the third week of the legislative session. Spokesman clay chandler confirms the speech is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. January 17th at the capitol. It will be carried live on Mississippi Public Broadcasting TV. The republican governor will use the speech to outline his […]
3 months ago
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2017 Legislative Session Opens Today

The new year means it’s time for state lawmakers to head back to Jackson for the new legislative session. This session is set to be an important one for Coast residents. News 25’s Katarina Luketich has our report from Jackson. The session officially got underway at noon at the state capitol, but today was a […]
3 months ago
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Discussing the 2017 Legislative Session

Tonight in Ocean Springs, residents met with State Representative Hank Zuber to discuss issues of importance for the upcoming 2017 legislative session. News 25’s Hank Davis has more. The state of Mississippi’s 2017 legislative session is drawing near and State Representative Hank Zuber is asking residents in Ocean Springs to voice their concerns on issues […]
3 months ago
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Governor Bryant Meets With Trump’s Team

Governor Phil Bryant continues to meet with Donald Trump and members of his selected cabinet. This after the governor campaigned for Trump in a few states during the election. According to a post on Bryant’s Facebook page, he met with secretary-designate of education “Betsy Devos.” Governor Bryant was recently selected as the chair of the […]
3 months ago
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The Electoral College Votes

The Electoral College will formalize Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States. The 538 members meet today in all 50 states to cast their official votes 306 votes for Trump to Hillary Clinton’s 232. Republican Donald Trump is on track to receive all six of Mississippi’s votes. Electors are meeting Monday […]
3 months ago
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Wicker Weighs in on Secretary of State Pick

Donald Trump has named Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state early this morning. The 64-year-old Tillerson is a longtime oil executive with no government or diplomatic experience. Those in favor of the pick call Tillerson a dealmaker with business ties to several world leaders. The pick could prove controversial […]
3 months ago
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Trump Presidency Good For Mississippi

State lawmakers say a Donald Trump Presidency will be good for Mississippi. Legislators tell News 25, Governor Phil Bryant built a close relationship with the President Elect campaigning for him in a few states during the election. They say Trump has proven to be loyal to those who support him and say the fact the […]
4 months ago
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Defense Bill Heads to President’s Desk

A defense bill sits on the president’s desk for signature. The bill would give troops a pay raise and it takes closing bases off the table, rejecting the Pentagon’s plan to perform a new round of military base closings. This does prevent President Obama from closing Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and moving those detainees to […]