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Stories with place: Meridian
  • The Latest: Lawmakers agree to borrow $250 million in bonds 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 9:46 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on state borrowing (all times local):

  • Mississippi lawmakers agree to borrow $250 million in bonds 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 9:42 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi state government would borrow $250 million under an agreement between House and Senate negotiators that's headed to the desk of Gov. Phil Bryant.

  • Roll call on House passage of $415 million tax cut bill 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 7:12 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi House voted 73-44 Monday to approve a House-Senate plan to cut $415 million in taxes over 12 years. Supporters say the measure will return needed money to taxpayers and spur business growth. Opponents say Mississippi can't afford tax cuts with a revenue shortfall and say tax cuts haven't helped economies of other states. A yes vote was to approve the bill, while a no vote opposed that action. Voting yes were 66 Republicans and seven Democrats. Voting no were 37 Democrats and seven Republicans. Two Democrats voted present, while one Democrat and one Republican did not vote.

  • Meridian man arrested for child exploitation 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 4:42 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A Meridian man has been arrested on one count of child exploitation.