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Senate approves $1T bipartisan infrastructure bill

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate has approved the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan. A rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joined together Tuesday to…

Senate rejects challenge to Biden Arizona win

The Senate has overwhelmingly turned aside a challenge to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona, guaranteeing the result will stand. The objection to the results in Arizona -- spearheaded by Rep. Paul Gosar and Sen. Ted Cruz -- was rejected…

Senate votes to approve new state flag

Mississippi lawmakers are finishing the process of adopting the new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase ‘In God we Trust.’ It’s happening six months after legislators retired the last state flag in the U.S. with…

Senate discusses 908 billion-dollar COVID aid proposal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is optimistic about the prospects for a mid-sized COVID-19 relief bill and a separate $1.4 trillion government-wide spending bill. After months of a partisan impasse, Pelosi says Democrats are ‘excited’ about a $908…

Cindy Hyde-Smith defeats Mike Espy

WASHINGTON (AP) —Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has been reelected in Mississippi, winning her first full term. In a repeat of a 2018 special election, Hyde-Smith defeated Democrat Mike Espy as she tied herself closely to President Donald Trump. Hyde-Smith is…

Senate rematch as Hyde-Smith faces off against Espy

Democrat Mike Espy is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi by labeling her “Confederate Cindy” and saying she’s out of touch with voters in a diverse state. If elected, he would be Mississippi’s…

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…

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.…