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Attorney General Jim Hood talks to Crime Stoppers

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood was on the Coast today for the Crime Stoppers Convention to discuss some of the difficulties our law enforcement officers face. He also took the time to thank them for what they contribute to society.…

Jim Hood announces gubernatorial campaign

Mississippi’s democratic attorney general is launching his 2019 campaign for governor by criticizing the Republican-led legislature for enacting corporate tax cuts. Jim Hood is the only Democrat currently holding statewide office in Mississippi. He announced his gubernatorial campaign today in…

Attorney General Jim Hood to run for governor

The only Democrat holding statewide office in Mississippi says he will run for governor in 2019. Fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood said in a statement today that he will announce his candidacy Wednesday in his hometown of Houston, Mississippi. He…

Hood Puts $34.4 Million Into General Fund

As budget writers try to stretch Mississippi’s cash to cover needs, State Attorney General Jim Hood chips in 34-point-four million dollars. The Democratic Attorney General says he deposited the winnings from lawsuits into the state's general fund. Hood wants lawmakers…

AG sues to Recover Bribe Tainted Money

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is suing 25 individuals and companies associated with a prison bribery scheme, saying they should have to repay more than $800 million in revenue they received from the state. Hood, a Democrat, announced the 11…

AG Jim Hood Wants Opioid Regulations

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announces things he wants to see legislators accomplish in this 2017 session and topping the list is laws regarding opioid abuse. Hood says doctors should have to check an electronic registry before prescribing potentially addictive…

Mississippi Budget

The budget transparency and simplification act was intended to streamline spending by wiping out the practice of some state government agencies paying others for expenses such as rent and technology services. It also was supposed to move all "Special Funds,"…

Federal Judge Removed

A judge in an eight-year, running lawsuit initiated by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has been removed. The Clarion Ledger reports the Fifth US Circuit Court of appeals cited US District Judge "Henry Wingate's" failure to rule on pending motion…

Attorney General will not Appeal House Bill 1523

Attorney General Jim Hood says he will not appeal the ruling that blocked the controversial House Bill 1523 from going into effect July 1st. In a statement released today, Hood says: “Simply stated, all HB 1523 has done is tarnish…

Statement by Attorney General Jim Hood on HB 1523

Attorney General Jim Hood says he will not appeal the ruling that blocked controversial House Bill 1523 from going into effect July 1st. In a statement released, Jim Hood says “I am convinced that continuing this divisive and expensive litigation…

State Attorney General on Mississippi Budget Woes

Attorney General Jim Hood says Mississippi’s budget is a mess because the legislature has been cutting taxes to help campaign donors. Hood also says Republican legislative leaders are only letting a few senators and representatives take part in the budget…

Lack of Law Enforcement Legislation

While many laws will go into effect today, it is the ones not going into law that are on the mind of one Mississippi leader. Many pieces of legislation made their way through both chambers to eventually pass, but Mississippi…

Legal Defense Of HB 1523

Tomorrow many laws will go into effect, the biggest and likely most controversial one being House Bill 1523. It’s been several months since Governor Phil Bryant signed the Religious Accommodations Act into law. It is a law allowing private businesses…

State Executions Could Return To MS

Executions could soon be back in the state of Mississippi.  Recently, the fifth circuit court of appeals denied re-hearing a case challenging a drug the state plans to use in lethal injections. Now, State Attorney General Jim Hood could be…

Mississippi Attorney General Releases Opinion Column

“Start acting like leaders” those are words Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has for Legislators as he says they continue to pass unneeded tax cuts. Hood released an opinion column to lawmakers today in part stating: “even a child understands…

Google and Mississippi Attorney General

An appeals court has ruled that Mississippi’s attorney general can resume an investigation of Google. Overturning a district judge’s ruling saying the company did not have to answer a subpoena by Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood says he’s trying to…

Federal Court Deadlines Set In Flag Case

A federal judge is ordering attorneys to file arguments over whether courts have authority to decide if Mississippi should remove the Confederate Battle Emblem from the state flag. A March 21 deadline has been set for briefs by Attorney General…