Content Tagged 'mississippi'

Bill to Ditch Inspection Stickers Passes Senate Finance Committee
A bill to eliminate the $5 inspection sticker passed the Senate Finance Committee Thursday.
Mississippi lawmaker proposes making Bible the state book
Mississippi has a state bird, a state flower and even a state toy. So state Rep. Tom Miles figures it ought to have a state book: the Bible.
President Obama Signs Mississippi Disaster Declaration
Wednesday, the President declared a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes on December 23rd, 2014.
MS is 2nd Most Giving State in the Nation Right Behind Utah
The Magnolia State is the second most giving state in the nation, second only to Utah. Video Video
2015 Mississippi Elections Now Open for Candidates
Monday was the first day Mississippians can qualify to run in the 2015 state elections. Video Video
Mississippi Ranks #7 Nationally in National Board Certified Teachers; 198 Added in 2013-2014
Figures released by The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards show Mississippi now ranks seventh nationally in both the number of newly certified teachers and the total number of certified teachers.
Election Day Tips and Reminders
On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, Mississippi voters will elect federal representatives, judges, and possibly some local officials as well.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Mississippi Marriage Ban
Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled in favor of equality, striking down Mississippi’s discriminatory constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying.
Mississippi Unveils New State Seal
During his 2014 State of the State Address, Gov. Phil Bryant called on lawmakers to add the national motto “In God We Trust” to the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi.
Be Prepared for Grinch-Like Weather
The threat of severe weather is in the forecast for most of Mississippi Monday afternoon through Tuesday.
Mississippi Shines at Governors' Conference
Mississippi has often struggled with a misconceived image across America. Video Video
Mississippi Named Best State to Practice Medicine by Physician’s Practice
For the second year in a row, Mississippi has been named the number one state in the nation to practice medicine by Physician’s Practice in their “Best States to Practice” rankings.
Dangerous Heat in Store for the State
Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices.
Mississippi Earns Second Highest Spot in List of Most Charitable States
New Year promises more collaboration in service initiatives.
2014 Regular Legislative Session End of Session Summary
The 2014 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature was a whirlwind 90-day session that even included one Extraordinary Special Session.
Palazzo Receives Strong Support from Republican Leaders
Palazzo says, “I am proud to receive the resounding support from our elected leadership at the State and Congressional level."
Miss. Senators: O.S.H.A. to Honor Small Farm Regulatory Exemption
Agency Bends to Lawmakers’ Concerns, Abandons Effort to Oversee Small Farm Grain Storage
Senate Passes Sportsmen Sales Tax Holiday
The Senate passed a sales tax holiday to encourage sportsmen to purchase firearms and hunting supplies in Mississippi, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said today.
Farm Bill Addresses Rural Water, Wastewater Needs
Thad Cochran Meets with Miss. Rural Water Association, Discusses New Farm Bill Provisions
Common Core to be Implemented this Fall
Common Core, a new teaching and testing system, has been the debate in Mississippi education. Video Video
Mississippi's Top Two Youth Volunteers Selected in 19th Annual National Awards Program
Biloxi and Belmont students earn $1,000 awards, engraved medallions, and a trip to nation’s capital.
Mississippi Ranks Last in the Nation for Brain Health
National Center for Creative Aging and life’sDHA launch awareness campaign ranking states with healthiest brains and are celebrating America’s 'Beautiful Minds.'
M.E.M.A. Monitoring Severe Weather Potential for Thursday
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the threat of a severe weather system forecast to move through the state Thursday afternoon and evening.
Thad Cochran Campaign Releases First Web Video
Mississippians show their support for Thad's leadership, his conservative principles, and his work to fight Obamacare.
Pass High Listed #1 School in Mississippi
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, U.S. News and World Report released the 2014 Best High Schools Rankings, a list of standout schools that excel, not only in their own state, but nationally.
National High School Graduation Rate Hits All Time High
The U.S. Department of Education is reporting the nation's high school graduation rate has topped 80% for the first time ever in U.S. history. Video Video
Mississippi Unemployment Hits Record Low
Mississippi's unemployment rate hit a record low this year, since the financial crisis in 2008, now at 7.5%.
Saving Our Sisters/Brother 2 Brother Embrace Gulf Coast Teens 7th Year in a Row
According to the Mississippi Department of Human Services, the current reality is that “Mississippi has one of the highest percentages of births to teens in the nation. Although the teen pregnancy rate is decreasing in Mississippi, it is still a significant problem—one which has a definite impact on our state.” (2012)
Legislators Voice Support for Mississippi’s 15 Community Colleges
In remarks to students, faculty, and other supporters of the 15 community colleges gathered at the Capitol Rotunda in Jackson on February 25th, key legislators voiced support for the colleges and their efforts to achieve mid-level funding.
Mississippi 9th Most Wind & Hail Claims in the Nation (13,000)
Wind and hail storms remain some of the most frequent and severe causes of property damage.
Mississippi Scores High in Public Health Response, New CDC Report Shows
A new report on public health and emergency preparedness capabilities released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that Mississippi outperformed target scores in every area that was measured.
Farm Bill is a Big Win for Mississippi
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today voted for the bipartisan Farm Bill, which passed by a vote of 68-32. The “Agricultural Act of 2014,” H.R. 2642, now goes to President Obama for his signature.
Wicker Commemorates 80th Anniversary of ‘First TVA City’
Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today addressed the Senate to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) partnership with the state of Mississippi.
Stennis Honors Companies With Contractor Excellence Awards
NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center presented its highest honor for quality and performance, the Contractor Excellence Award, to A2Research and Jacobs Technology Inc. for outstanding contributions to the missions of the center.
Former Mississippi Governor Bill Allain Passes Away
The former democratic governor had been hospitalized for two weeks with pneumonia. Governor Allain held office from 1984 to 1988 and passed away yesterday, December 2nd. Video Video
Cochran Looks Toward 2014 Farm Bill Implementation
New Five-Year Farm Bill Now Law – Reforms Agriculture, Conservation & Nutrition Policies
Mississippi Passes Law to Protect Student Athletes from Concussions
A new state law will change the way student athletes play ball.
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