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Mississippi Earns Second Highest Spot in List of Most Charitable States
New Year promises more collaboration in service initiatives.
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.
Election Day Tips and Reminders
On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, Mississippi voters will elect federal representatives, judges, and possibly some local officials as well.
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.
Mississippi Shines at Governors' Conference
Mississippi has often struggled with a misconceived image across America. Video Video
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 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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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%.
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 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.'
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."
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.
Common Core to be Implemented this Fall
Common Core, a new teaching and testing system, has been the debate in Mississippi education. Video Video
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.
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.
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
Farm Bill Addresses Rural Water, Wastewater Needs
Thad Cochran Meets with Miss. Rural Water Association, Discusses New Farm Bill Provisions
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.
Cochran Looks Toward 2014 Farm Bill Implementation
New Five-Year Farm Bill Now Law – Reforms Agriculture, Conservation & Nutrition Policies
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mississippi Passes Law to Protect Student Athletes from Concussions
A new state law will change the way student athletes play ball.
Voter ID Laws Undergoing Change
This month, the state of Mississippi changed its voter laws. Video Video
Governor Bryant to Deliver State of the State Address Wednesday
Gov. Phil Bryant will deliver his third State of the State Address on Wednesday, Jan. 22 during a joint session of the Legislature in the House Chamber.
Civil Rights Didn't Come Without a Price
While today was filled with celebration, civil rights didn't come without a price, especially here in Mississippi. Video Video
Mississippi Gets an F in Student Achievement
Mississippi gets an F when it comes to student achievement in grades K through 12. That's according to Education Week's ‘Quality Counts Report’, which was released today. Video Video
Unemployment Benefits in Mississippi Take a Big Hit
Unemployment benefits took a big hit this past weekend, affecting 13,000 Mississippians. Video Video
Governor's Office Says Jobs Plan is Working
Mississippi welcomed more than 6,200 new jobs, $1.03 billion in private sector investment in 2013.
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
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