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Reeves, Gunn Refuse to Reveal Emails About Initiatives 42 and 42-A

Officials with the public-school advocacy group Better Schools, Better Jobs are exploring their options after top lawmakers denied the group's public-records request for emails.

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City Mulls Siemens Contract Amendment

City officials recently announced that upgrades to the city's water system, which cost $25 million, are complete.

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Yarber: No Tax Hike in Revised Budget, Furloughs Still on the Table

When Mayor Tony Yarber submits the second draft of his budget proposal to the Jackson City Council next week, the plan will not include an 8-percent tax increase.

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Activists Pursue Private Abortion Details Using Public Records Laws

Increasingly, abortion opponents are pursuing personal and medical information on women undergoing abortions and the doctors who perform them.

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Mississippi's Marijuana Initiative in Trouble?

Organizers of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in Mississippi and commute the sentences of people incarcerated for marijuana-related crimes fear their dreams are going up in smoke due ...

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Yarber, Council Gripped in Budget Battle of Wills

Jerry Taylor, like many of the people at Wingfield High School, was hopping mad about the City of Jackson's finances and a tax increase proposed to fill a budget deficit.

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Coleman, Amos Head to Transportation Commission Democratic Runoff

Although it wasn't as a big of a surprise as the outcome of the race for governor, the Democratic primary for the Central District representative to the Mississippi Transportation Commission ...

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PEER Questions Grading System for Public Schools

A legislative oversight group is questioning the way Mississippi grades its public schools even as the state moves forward with plans to take control of schools considered failing.

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McQuirter: Stop Hinds County’s Bleeding

Darrel McQuirter met the Jackson Free Press for an early breakfast at a Clinton restaurant to dish on running for reelection while shaping the county's budget.

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Begley: An ‘Activist Legislator’?

Sam Begley, 55, a well-known player in Democratic Party and political circles who is usually trying to help someone get elected, said he wants to be an "activist legislator," fighting ...

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No Big Surprises in Certified Election Results, Runoffs Planned

Both political parties have certified their primary elections and sent the results to the Mississippi Secretary of State's office.

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Union Leader: Furloughs Will 'Severely' Hurt City Workers

The head of an area labor union called a furlough plan and proposed property-tax increase a double whammy for Jackson employees.

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Pickering: Did Not Have 'Anything to Do With' LGBT Robo-calls

Stacey Pickering, the incumbent Republican candidate for state auditor, said Wednesday that he had nothing to do with the automated calls that called his Democrat challenger, Joce Pritchett, an "LGBT ...

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November Election: Party Lines Drawn Early

Education funding, job creation and fighting corruption are at the top of many Mississippi statewide candidates' lists heading into the November election.

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Keep on Truckin: Meet Robert Gray

It was not until 7:36 on the morning of Aug. 5 that anyone found out what Robert Gray looked like, much less how he wound up being the Democratic Party's ...


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