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Senator Cochran postpones trip to Washington

A sickness is causing U.S. Senator Thad Cochran to postpone his trip to Washington D.C. Brad White, chief of staff to Senator Cochran, says the senator developed a urinary tract infection in a statement that says in part: “after a…

Cochran is the tenth longest serving senator

Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran is the tenth longest serving senator in United States history. Today, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Senator Cochran on the Senate floor for reaching the impressive milestone. Senator Cochran was first elected to the Senate in…

Campaign Finance Reform Bill Passes Mississippi Senate

State senators unanimously agree there should be limits on Mississippi public officials spending campaign money on themselves. Senate Bill 26-89 passed Wednesday and now moves to the house for more debate. The house passed a similar bill last month. Right…

Blue Lives Matter Bill Passes the Senate

A bill to double penalties for crimes targeting police officers, firefighters, and medics has passed the Mississippi Senate. Senators voted 37-13 Thursday to send Senate Bill 2469 to the House. The Blue Lives Matter proposal says any crime committed against…

Senator Cochran Urges the Senate to Pass Bill

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran urged the senate to adopt legislation to keep the federal government open and fund urgent priorities around the nation. The resolution includes funding to continue counterterrorism operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. It also appropriates $872…

Former KKK Leader Will Run for Senate

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate today. Duke will seek an open seat vacated by Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter, who announced last year that he would not be seeking re-election. More than…

Mississippi Senator Has Been Charged With DUI

The second-ranking leader of the Mississippi Senate has been charged with DUI after a one-vehicle wreck. Republican Sen. Terry Burton of Newton was charged after running a sport utility vehicle off of Interstate 20 and hitting a sign Saturday night…

Mississippi Senate Wraps Up, House Back for One Day

The Mississippi Senate has ended its part of 2016 Legislative session, but the House still had a bit of work. Senators adjourned and went home Wednesday. House leaders planned to do the same but Democratic Rep. Bryant Clark of Pickens…

Senate Passes Religious Freedom Bill

The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that says government employees and private business people could cite religious beliefs to refuse licenses or services for same-sex couples who want to marry. House bill 1523 passed the Senate tonight 31 to…

State Lottery Heads to the Senate

The Mississippi House votes twice to establish a state lottery which would deliver half of its financing to public education and road maintenance. The effort is likely to be squashed in the state Senate. A lottery amendment was added to…

State Lottery Heads To The Senate

The Mississippi house votes twice to establish a state lottery which would deliver half of its financing to public education and road maintenance. However, the effort is likely to be squashed in the senate. A lottery amendment was added to…

Cochran Celebrates Tues. Night Senate Victory

Thad Cochran has been re-elected to a 7th term in the United States Senate and is now poised to become the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, one of the most powerful positions in the nation.

Will Cochran Serve Another Term?

It’s been an exciting Senate race this year as six term Republican incumbent, Thad Cochran, fought to keep his seat against challengers in both the primary and the general election.