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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.…

Not Guilty: Split Senate acquits Trump of impeachment

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate has acquitted President Donald Trump of impeachment, ending only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country and tested civic…

State Senate race results

Philip Moran has won the match-up for State Senate 46. Moran won with 58.70 percent of the vote. Mike Thompson has won the Republican nomination for State Senate 48. Thompson won with 58.95 percent of the vote. He will face…

Dixie Newman holds free fish fry

A Biloxi City councilwoman is using an old school method in her bid to meet face-to-face with her constituents as she campaigns for state office. Ward 3 City Councilwoman and Mississippi State Senate candidate Dixie Newman held a free fish…

TEACHER PAY RAISE PASSES SENATE

The State Senate is staying true to their word in making education a priority. A pay increase was passed for teachers, teacher assistants, librarians, and counselors. More than 35- thousand educators would be paid $1000 more yearly if the bill…

SENATE PASSES BILL BANNING ABORTIONS WHEN FETAL HEARTBEAT DETECTED

The State Senate today passed legislation that prohibits abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detected. Senate bill 2116, which provides an exemption for cases of medical emergencies, heads to the house for consideration. Lt. Governor Tate reeves issued…

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 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…

Hyde-Smith defeats Espy in senate race

When Thad Cochran stepped down from his Senate seat in March it left a spot open to fill his shoes. Cindy Hyde-Smith was appointed by the governor shortly after. Now, nearly eight months later, she can officially stay in that…

Voters cast their ballots in special election

Mississippians took to the polls again today to vote in the special election in the U.S. Senate race. On the ballot for that Senate seat, voters will see the face-off between Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy. It’s…