Mississippi House

Mississippi House kills proposal for gas tax election

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi House is backing away from a proposal for a statewide election on increasing gasoline and diesel fuel taxes. The idea was to generate more money for improvements to state highways and local roads. House Bill 1364…

Mississippi seeks abortion ban for race, sex, genetic error

By Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican-controlled Legislature is trying to restrict the reasons women may seek abortion. This comes after federal courts blocked time limitations the state tried to set the past two years. A bill that…

Mississippi House passes human trafficking bill

In a bipartisan move, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed House Bill 571 which strengthens the state’s human trafficking laws. The bill passed by a vote of 115-1. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries with 100,000…

House halts flag amendment

The Mississippi House has halted a push to require universities to fly the state’s Confederate-themed flag. Republic Representative William Shirley persuaded the House last week to withhold a tax break from universities that don’t fly the flag. At that time,…