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Mississippi lawmakers: Revive initiatives, marijuana program

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi lawmakers say they want Gov. Tate Reeves to call them back to the Capitol for a special session to revive the state’s initiative process. Others want a chance to quickly revive discussion of a medical…

Reeves announces storm disaster assistance from SBA

Governor Tate Reeves on Friday announced disaster assistance for Mississippi businesses and residents hit by the severe storms and tornado on April 19, 2020. Working to help Mississippians recover from the devastation, Governor Reeves sent a letter to Administrator Jovita…

IHL votes to open college campuses for Fall 2020 semester

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning passed a resolution at its meeting today stating the Board’s intention that the campuses of all eight public universities make plans to resume traditional operations on their campuses in the…

Hollywood, Boomtown casinos announce May 21 re-opening

Hollywood Gulf Coast and Boomtown casinos will re-open their doors on Thursday, the company announced. Boomtown will open at 10 a.m., followed by Hollywood at noon. "While the amenities our customers have come to know and love may be somewhat…

Tate Reeves sworn in as 65th governor

Mississippi has officially sworn in its 65th governor. Tate Reeves took his oath of office Tuesday morning at the state capitol in Jackson, surrounded by his family and lawmakers. Reeves has been lieutenant governor for the state over the past…

Judge to hear case about Mississippi election process

Less than a month before we elect a new Governor of Mississippi, a federal judge will hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit challenging our state's process of electing leaders, something critics say is designed to thwart black political power. While…

Governor election recap

Fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood has defeated seven rivals to become the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor. On the Republican side, second term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves faces a runoff in three weeks against former State Supreme Court Chief Justice…