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Palazzo, Ezell vying for GOP nod for Fourth District seat

Polls are open for today's Republican primary election runoff for Mississippi's Fourth Congressional District. Incumbent Steven Palazzo is on the ballot alongside Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell. Earlier this month, Palazzo received just under 32 percent of the vote, compared…

Congress sends landmark gun violence compromise to Biden

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the most wide-ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades on Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated…

Mississippi Senate OKs revisions to 4 US House districts

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Mississippi Senate on Wednesday passed a plan to redraw the state’s four congressional districts, sending it to Gov. Tate Reeves for his expected approval. The NAACP or other opponents could…

Biden to sign $15 minimum wage for federal contract workers

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden is preparing to sign an executive order to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour for federal contractors. Administration officials say the order will provide a pay bump…

Mississippi to receive $21.3M to help with fisheries disaster

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Representative Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today announced that $21,311,804 in federal fishery disaster relief funds has been allocated for Mississippi. The U.S. Department of Commerce aid is being distributed in response to a prolonged period…

Primaries for federal offices in Mississippi to be held Tuesday

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters are choosing Democratic and Republican nominees for federal offices. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Voters in the primaries must show government-issued photo IDs.…

Race for Congress heats up

This year, Congressman Steven Palazzo will face at least three challengers in the March 10th primary as he seeks re-election this year. One of them is current Biloxi City Councilman Robert Deming. The other two contenders in this race are…