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  • Raytheon breaks ground for expansion 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:16 am
  • FOREST, Mississippi - Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has broken ground on an expansion at its Forest, Mississippi, facility.

  • Hattiesburg beset by wastewater woes 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:05 am
  • HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Mayor Johnny DuPree may not have been able to bring a 1 percent sales tax referendum before Hattiesburg voters.

  • Starrett: Too many people in prison 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:34 pm
  • MCCOMB, Mississippi - A Mississippi federal judge is praising the Legislature's passing a bill to reform the state's criminal justice system.

  • Analysis: Justice, teacher pay top session issues 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 5:26 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi lawmakers used their 2014 session to enact substantial changes to the state's criminal justice system, give pay raises to teachers and a few thousand lower-paid state employees and put more money into training new state troopers.

  • Miss. governor signs religious practices bill 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:56 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

  • Miss. creating tax-free weekend for guns, ammo 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:49 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi will remove its 7 percent state sales tax on guns, ammunition, archery equipment and some hunting supplies the first weekend of each September.

  • Miss. House rejects special education vouchers 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:07 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Eleven Republicans provided the margin of defeat Wednesday as the House voted 63-57 to reject a bill that would have given vouchers worth more than $6,000 to parents of some Mississippi special education students.

  • Religious-practices bill headed to Miss. governor 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 9:04 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi lawmakers on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices, a measure that sparked debate about possible discrimination against gay people and other groups.

  • Teacher pay plan calls for 3rd-year merit raises 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:29 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Pay raises for Mississippi public school teachers are close to becoming law.

  • Mississippi editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:41 pm
  • Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:

  • Mississippi lawmakers work on $6 billion budget 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:34 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi lawmakers pushed through dozens of bills to write the state's $6 billion budget before a midnight Monday deadline.

  • Group works on Miss. health insurance enrollment 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:08 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - In an office building a couple blocks north of the state Capitol, employees at the nonprofit Mississippi Health Advocacy Program worked Monday to help state residents apply for coverage through a federally run health insurance website.

  • Miss. lawmakers approve borrowing $230 million 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 7:07 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to borrow almost $230 million.

  • Miss. gov signs criminal-justice overhaul bill 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:44 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday signed a bill designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive.