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Delays In The State Legislature

A handful of Democrats are showing dissatisfaction with the state’s Republican legislative process by conducting filibusters. In both the House and the Senate, Democrats are requesting bills be read aloud as a delay tactic. Why are they doing this? They’re saying they feel the Republican super majority is ignoring Democrats ideas. If a solution is […]
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Millions Headed To Mississippi Community Colleges

The state of Mississippi recently made a move that means big bucks for the state’s community college system. Earlier this week, Governor Phil Bryant signed into law the state workforce bill that will allocate dollars toward workforce training. This first year, $10 million will be dispersed among the 15 state community colleges and then $5 […]
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Vaccine Exemption Bill Dies in Senate

A bill that would allow medical exemptions of vaccinations died in committee. The bill, which passed the House, would have removed the requirement that the health department approved a doctor’s request for vaccination exemptions. State senators who squashed the bill say while they listened to the concerns of parents, they have a duty to protect […]
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Amtrak Work Session in Biloxi

A series of work sessions along the Gulf Coast to discuss what it will take to bring back Amtrak continues today in Biloxi. The meeting, conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, included about 20 representatives from Amtrak, CSX, the Southern Rail Commission and more. This group is part of Senator Wicker’s initiative to get a […]
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Final Approval is Close for Settlement for 2010 BP Oil Spill

The huge $20 billion BP oil spill settlement involving BP, the federal government and the five Gulf Coast states is moving closer to final approval. Federal lawyers have formally asked a judge in New Orleans to accept the agreement which was announced last July. The settlement would resolve years of legal fighting over damage from […]
2 years ago
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Religious Liberty Accommodations Act Moving Through Legislature

Supporters of a bill passed by a Senate committee say it would prevent discriminatory action from being taken against those who believe marriage should be between a man and a woman. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Religious Liberty Accommodation Act, a bill House Speaker Philip Gunn filed in response to a county clerk in […]
2 years ago
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Governor Bryant’s Statement on Brussels

Governor Phil Bryant released this statement earlier this morning: “I ask all Mississippians to join Deborah and me in praying for Belgium. We must be ever vigilant here in our own country and state to protect our people. Remember, if you see something suspicious, say something. Call the police. It could save lives.”
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Charter School Bill Passes House

The Mississippi House Committee passed a bill today that would allow charter schools to enroll students across district lines. Charter schools are operated by nonprofit groups separate from other public schools. Senate Bill 2161 would allow them to enroll students from other districts but require them to give enrollment preference to underserved students. The bill […]
2 years ago
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Parent Outraged over Lawmaker Reply

“I see that you are not a native of the great state of Mississippi. I appreciate you going to the trouble to share your views with me but, with all due respect, I could care less. I would, however, recommend that there are a large number of like-minded citizens in Illinois that would love to […]
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Email Exchange between Gulfport Mother and MS Representative

It’s an email exchange between a Gulfport mother and a Mississippi Representative that has gotten tremendous response on social media. You may remember Becky Guidry as an outspoken member of Fed up with 50th, the group pressuring lawmakers to fully fund public education. According to Guidry, she recently sent an email to House Representative Karl […]