- Prison chief asks House to keep same budget, make no cuts Updated: Feb-10-16 6:15 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The head of Mississippi's prison system is asking the Legislature not to make any cuts to the department's budget for the next fiscal year starting July 1.
- Senate panel seeks appointed local school superintendents Updated: Feb-10-16 4:55 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi lawmakers are making a fresh push to have 55 elected local school superintendents appointed by school boards instead, with the Senate Education Committee approving such a bill Wednesday.
- Mississippi education leaders seek 8 percent budget increase Updated: Feb-09-16 6:51 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's public schools, community colleges and universities are asking for an additional $372 million in the budget year beginning July 1, even as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson said lagging state revenue makes large increases more unlikely than ever.
- 3 running for vacant seat in Mississippi Senate Updated: Feb-09-16 6:00 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Three candidates are running for a Mississippi Senate seat in parts of Hinds and Madison counties.
- The Latest: Mississippi approves industrial incentives Updated: Feb-04-16 2:28 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on Mississippi's efforts to recruit a tire plant to western Hinds County and a shipyard to Gulfport (all times local):
- Mississippi insurance chief seeks tighter regs of bail bonds Updated: Feb-03-16 6:22 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Wednesday that he wants tighter state regulations for bail bond businesses and agents.
- 'Grow where you're planted,' Mississippi gov tells students Updated: Feb-02-16 4:02 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant is imploring high-achieving college students to remain in Mississippi after graduation and build their careers in the state.
- Mississippi Legislature cutting 2 weeks off its 2016 session Updated: Feb-01-16 6:42 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Legislature is cutting two weeks off of its session this year to save money because of budget cuts.
- Rep. Holland back at Capitol less than 2 weeks after surgery Updated: Feb-01-16 6:30 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - State Rep. Steve Holland is back at the Mississippi Capitol, less than two weeks after having surgery to repair an abdominal hernia.
- Mississippi attorney general seeks more wiretap authority Updated: Jan-27-16 7:51 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood says he's asking Mississippi lawmakers to give his office the power to do wiretaps to investigate human trafficking and white-collar crime.
- Bryant's State of the State calls for 'blue-collar' tax cuts Updated: Jan-26-16 8:38 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant called for "blue-collar" tax cuts, public school choice and more spending on the state's troubled foster care system and crumbling highways during his annual State of the State address on Tuesday.
- Reeves keeps most of same leadership team in state Senate Updated: Jan-25-16 8:04 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is keeping most of his same leadership team in the Mississippi Senate, including chairmen of two powerful money committees.
- Tullos sworn in to Mississippi House in small ceremony Updated: Jan-25-16 5:33 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Republican Mark Tullos of Raleigh was sworn in to the Mississippi House in a small ceremony that was not announced to the public.
- Benchaabane named Mississippi legislative relief staffer Updated: Jan-21-16 5:17 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Nassim Benchaabane, a journalist with experience covering politics, higher education and breaking news, has been hired by The Associated Press to help cover the 2016 legislative session.
- Mississippi governor cuts budgets, dips into rainy day fund Updated: Jan-20-16 8:21 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is making 1.5 percent budget cuts for many Mississippi government programs because tax collections are falling short of expectations.
- The Latest: Miss. House sets GOP winner of contested race Updated: Jan-20-16 6:32 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The latest on a Mississippi House election challenge (all times local):
- Bob Dearing sworn into state Senate after election challenge Updated: Jan-20-16 11:43 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Democrat Bob Dearing has been sworn in to the Mississippi Senate.
- Bryant names Madison state senator to county court judgeship Updated: Jan-19-16 8:57 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A special state Senate election is coming after Gov. Phil Bryant named state Sen. Will Longwitz, a Madison Republican, to a county court judgeship in Madison County.