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Miss. democrats evaluating election losses

Posted yesterday in State

Some Mississippi Democrats are second-guessing the party's strategies after Republicans swept all eight statewide offices in this year's general election.

 

 

Mississippi governor-elect honors veterans at ceremony

Posted 11/9/2019 in State

Mississippi Gov.-elect Tate Reeves said Friday that the family of slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer exemplifies the service of U.S. military veterans.

 

 

GOP insider leads transition for Mississippi governor-elect

Posted 11/8/2019 in State

A former Mississippi Republican Party chairman will lead the transition team for Gov.-elect Tate Reeves.

 

 

House Democrat criticizes Mississippi chicken plant raids

Posted 11/8/2019 in State

It's "disappointing" that President Donald Trump's administration is selectively enforcing laws to apprehend immigrant workers who are in the U.S. illegally but not prosecute employers, a U.S. House committee chairman said Thursday.

 

 

Study set on how ending history test could change school grades

Posted 11/8/2019 in State

Mississippi's Board of Education voted Thursday for more study on how scrapping a required U.S. history test would affect school ratings.

 

 

GOP control expands in Mississippi Senate, steady in House

Posted 11/7/2019 in State

Republicans will expand their majority in the Mississippi Senate and maintain supermajority-level control in the state House following Tuesday's elections.

 

 

House to hold hearing on Mississippi chicken plant raids

Posted 11/7/2019 in State

Three months after immigration agents arrested 680 Latino workers in a massive workplace sting at seven Mississippi chicken processing plants, a congressional committee plans a hearing into the raids and their effects.

 

GOP sweeps governor, 6 statewide offices

Posted 11/6/2019 in State

Mississippi voters handed Republicans continued control of the governor's office and victories in six other statewide races, as they also decided a host of legislative and local offices.

 

2nd white man sentenced in 2017 Mississippi cross burning

Posted 11/6/2019 in State

A second white man has been sentenced to federal prison for his part in burning a cross in 2017 in the yard of an African American family in south Mississippi.

 

 

Analysis: Mississippi getting big turnover in state offices

Posted 11/4/2019 in State

No matter who wins this year's elections, Mississippi will have its biggest turnover of state government officials in a long time.

 

 

White nationalists seen filming at lynching victim memorial

Posted 11/4/2019 in State

People carrying a white nationalist flag were caught on security cameras trying to film in front of a new memorial to lynching victim Emmett Till.

 

 

Pence campaigning for GOP governor nominee in Mississippi

Posted 11/4/2019 in State

Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Mississippi the day before the state's election to campaign for the Republican nominee for governor.

 

 

Why vote GOP in Mississippi? Trump cites impeachment inquiry

Posted 11/2/2019 in State

President Donald Trump lashed out Friday at Democrats for a vote this week formalizing the House impeachment inquiry as he urged rallygoers in Mississippi to send a message to Washington by voting Republican in the state's upcoming gubernatorial race.

 

 

Governor's race headlines Mississippi ballots on Tuesday

Posted 11/2/2019 in State

Voters will have their say in Mississippi's most hotly contested governor's race since 2003 on Tuesday, as well as selecting six other statewide officials and a host of legislative and local offices.

 

 

Mississippi's Jim Crow-era election system stands, for now

Posted 11/2/2019 in State

A federal judge ruled Friday that he will not immediately block Mississippi's unique, multistep process for electing a governor and other statewide officials, which was enacted at a time of Jim Crow segregation to maintain white rule.

 

 

Reeves still outspending Hood in Mississippi governor race

Posted 11/1/2019 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has spent more than twice as much as Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood in the open race for Mississippi governor.

 

Life experience shapes attorney general candidate

Posted 10/28/2019 in State

Democrat Jennifer Riley Collins says one of her priorities, if elected Mississippi attorney general, will be ensuring law enforcement officers receive the equipment they need to do their jobs -- items like bullet-resistant vests that can be purchased by combining state or local money with federal funds.

 

Remnants of Olga push into Mississippi, leaving damage

Posted 10/26/2019 in State

What's left of Tropical Storm Olga was causing soggy conditions in Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday and dozens of flights were canceled or delayed at New Orleans' main airport after two power outages.

 

 

Mississippi to sue Corps over extended opening of spillway

Posted 10/25/2019 in State

Mississippi's attorney general said Thursday that he will sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for environmental and economic damage the state experienced after the Corps opened a spillway for two extended periods this year to protect New Orleans from flooding.

 

 

Clerks have Saturday hours for Mississippi absentee voting

Posted 10/25/2019 in State

Circuit clerks' offices in Mississippi are open on Saturdays for people to cast absentee ballots.

 

 

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