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Mississippi Close to Putting Limits on Transgender Athletes

The Mississippi House voted Wednesday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls' or women's sports teams in the state's schools and universities.

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Seeking Solutions to Illegal Dumping: Education, Citation, Action

"(Illegal dumping) poses a big problem in the city of Jackson," Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks acknowledged at the Feb. 2 council meeting. "As soon as we organize cleanups to ...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Jackson’s Water Crisis, What Would Ditto Do?

While Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann often presents himself, rightly, as the Mississippi GOP's adult in the room, his reaction to Jackson's water woes this week leaves a bad taste.

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Governor Tate Reeves Releases New Executive Order

Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed Executive Order 1549. This order will go into effect at 5 p.m. on March 3rd and stay in effect until March 31.

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Hosemann: Mississippi Senate Will Analyze House Tax Plan

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Monday that the state Senate will thoroughly examine a House bill that proposes several significant changes in state tax rates.

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Analysis: Mississippi Leaders Try Big, Quick Tax Changes

When then-Gov. William Winter wanted to make substantial changes to Mississippi's education system in the early 1980s, he and his staff spent months building support for their proposals.

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Mississippi House Kills Proposal for Gas Tax Election

The Mississippi House is backing away from a proposal for a statewide election on increasing gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to pay for improvements to state highways and local roads.

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Daggers Drawn: Lumumba and Stokes Trade Blame As City Suffers Water Crisis

Amid a water crisis in the wake of a serious winter-weather storm, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba and Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes gave dueling statements during the week, trading accusations ...

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Reeves: Vaccinations Available Monday for Teachers and First Responders

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is primed to encompass a broader range of Missisippians this March. In a Feb. 23 press briefing, Gov. Tate Reeves announced that teachers and first responders may ...

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Mississippi House Votes to Overhaul Several State Taxes

Mississippi would phase out its personal income tax over 10 years, cut its grocery tax in half over five years and increase many other taxes, under a bill that passed ...

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Reducing Harsh Sentencing Goal of House Bill to Limit Maximum Sentencing Requirement

With a goal of reducing the harsh sentencing in Mississippi, the House of Representatives has passed HB Bill 796, which would restrict the mandatory maximum sentencing requirement for so-called habitual ...

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Proposal: Let Mississippi Voters Decide on Gas Tax Increase

The Mississippi House will consider a bill that could lead to an increase in gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to pay for improvements to state highways and local roads.

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Analysis: Mississippi Finds Wedge Issue, Even Amid Pandemic

The state Senate voted Feb. 11 to ban transgender athletes from competing in girls' or women's sports teams in Mississippi schools, community colleges and universities. No senator asked whether any ...

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City Imposes Night Security Requirement on Jackson Convenience Stores

Convenient stores in Jackson must have security personnel between midnight and 5 a.m., under an ordinance the city council passed to help curb crime.

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Mississippi Senate Works to Revise Business Incentives

The Mississippi Senate is pushing to revise tax credits and other incentives for business that move to the state or expand their existing operations.

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