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House votes to restore abortion rights, Senate odds dim

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to restore abortion access nationwide. It's Democrats' first legislative response to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision overturning the constitutional right to abortion. But the…

House rejects objection to Biden’s Arizona win

The House has voted overwhelmingly to reject an objection to President-elect Joe Biden’s win in Arizona, joining the Senate in upholding the results of the election there. The objection failed 303-121 on Wednesday night, with only Republicans voting in support.

House passes $900 billion COVID relief, catchall measure

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has easily passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package. It would deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19…

House passes bill to decriminalize marijuana

The democratically controlled U.S. House approved a bill Friday that would end the federal ban on marijuana. The bill passed largely by party lines. It's the first time a Chamber of Congress has voted on the issue. The bill would…

Mississippi lawmakers returning to work on state budget

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are returning to the Capitol to deal with the unfinished state budget as leaders are clashing with Republican Gov. Tate Reeves. The House and Senate will convene Monday.…

State Legislature to reconvene Tuesday; economy is on agenda

Mississippi senators will receive a full briefing on the economic outlook of Mississippi and revenue projections when the 2020 Legislative Session reconvenes next week, according to a press release from Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann. State Economist Dr. Darrin Webb and…

Mississippi Legislation Deadline

Tuesday was the final day for committees to act on general bills originating in their own chamber. As Mississippi lawmakers have reached their first three-month session deadline, here’s some of the bills set to advance to the full House or…

Mississippi House passes school safety bill

The Mississippi House passed a new school safety bill that can better prepare schools for active shooter situations. This bill would require safety inspections and active shooter drills in all public schools in the state two times a year. It…

Mississippi Legislature deadline

Mississippi lawmakers have reached their first three-month session deadline. Tuesday was the final day for committees to act on general bills originated in their own chamber. Surviving bills will move to the full House or Senate for debate. Here’s a…