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Stories with person: Thad Cochran
  • Analysis: Legislative candidates prep for August primaries 
    Updated: May-24-15 5:18 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi politicians are gearing up for a busy summer campaign season. One legislative race worth watching is a Democratic primary that pits two incumbent state senators against each other up north. Another is a Gulf Coast Republican primary in which a senator with statewide ambitions is challenged by a former emergency director who handled local operations during Hurricane Katrina.

  • Senate panel keeps domestic budgets frozen for now 
    Updated: May-21-15 4:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - Ignoring veto threats, Republicans on a key Senate panel Wednesday approved an overall freeze on the annual operating budgets for domestic agencies while padding overseas military accounts to raise Pentagon budget limits by $36 billion.

  • Bill will open more of Gulf to energy exploration 
    Updated: May-14-15 4:08 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are supporting legislation to expand energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • FAA picks Mississippi State to lead unmanned aircraft center 
    Updated: May-08-15 8:39 pm

    STARKVILLE, Mississippi - The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday that Mississippi State University will lead a team of 13 universities in running a new national center to research unmanned aerial vehicles.