- Mississippi education leaders seek 8 percent budget increase Updated: Feb-09-16 6:51 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's public schools, community colleges and universities are asking for an additional $372 million in the budget year beginning July 1, even as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson said lagging state revenue makes large increases more unlikely than ever.
- 3 running for vacant seat in Mississippi Senate Updated: Feb-09-16 6:00 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Three candidates are running for a Mississippi Senate seat in parts of Hinds and Madison counties.
- State monitoring oil spill in Mississippi River Updated: Feb-08-16 6:05 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is on the ground monitoring the site where a damaged barge may have leaked oil slurry last month.
- The Latest: Mississippi approves industrial incentives Updated: Feb-04-16 2:28 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on Mississippi's efforts to recruit a tire plant to western Hinds County and a shipyard to Gulfport (all times local):
- Mississippi insurance chief seeks tighter regs of bail bonds Updated: Feb-03-16 6:22 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Wednesday that he wants tighter state regulations for bail bond businesses and agents.
- Coast Guard investigates tanker crash on Mississippi River Updated: Feb-03-16 7:06 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is investigating an accident on the Mississippi River involving an empty oil tanker.
- 'Grow where you're planted,' Mississippi gov tells students Updated: Feb-02-16 4:02 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant is imploring high-achieving college students to remain in Mississippi after graduation and build their careers in the state.
- Mississippi Legislature cutting 2 weeks off its 2016 session Updated: Feb-01-16 6:42 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Legislature is cutting two weeks off of its session this year to save money because of budget cuts.
- Rep. Holland back at Capitol less than 2 weeks after surgery Updated: Feb-01-16 6:30 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - State Rep. Steve Holland is back at the Mississippi Capitol, less than two weeks after having surgery to repair an abdominal hernia.
- Carmichael, GOP nominee twice for Mississippi governor, dies Updated: Feb-01-16 5:26 pm
MERIDIAN, Mississippi - Gil Carmichael, a two-time Republican nominee for Mississippi governor in the 1970s and head of the Federal Railway Commission under President George H.W. Bush, has died. He was 88.
- Mississippi attorney general seeks more wiretap authority Updated: Jan-27-16 7:51 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood says he's asking Mississippi lawmakers to give his office the power to do wiretaps to investigate human trafficking and white-collar crime.
- USM begins construction on new pedestrian pathway Updated: Jan-27-16 11:54 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Construction began Monday on a multi-use pathway at the University of Southern Mississippi that will provide a connection for pedestrians traveling between Pride Field and Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.
- Bryant's State of the State calls for 'blue-collar' tax cuts Updated: Jan-26-16 8:38 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant called for "blue-collar" tax cuts, public school choice and more spending on the state's troubled foster care system and crumbling highways during his annual State of the State address on Tuesday.
- Reeves keeps most of same leadership team in state Senate Updated: Jan-25-16 8:04 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is keeping most of his same leadership team in the Mississippi Senate, including chairmen of two powerful money committees.
- Tullos sworn in to Mississippi House in small ceremony Updated: Jan-25-16 5:33 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Republican Mark Tullos of Raleigh was sworn in to the Mississippi House in a small ceremony that was not announced to the public.
- Belhaven University baseball player dies in crash Updated: Jan-25-16 6:25 am
BELHAVEN, Mississippi - Authorities say a Belhaven University baseball player died in a one-car wreck early Sunday morning.
- State police: Man charged in fatal crash in Warren County Updated: Jan-23-16 5:52 pm
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a man has been arrested after he left the scene of a crash that left a woman and her son dead when three vehicles collided on U.S. Highway 80 early Saturday morning.
- North Mississippi receives about 2 inches of snow Updated: Jan-22-16 5:26 pm
Call it the tale of two storms: Just as about 2 inches of snow was about to fall in northern Mississippi, two tornadoes tore through parts of south Mississippi.
- State aims to curb Highway 12 accidents with medians Updated: Jan-22-16 6:49 am
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - Starkville's main commercial artery, Highway 12, is considered one of north Mississippi's most dangerous roads.
- New appeal in death penalty case amid claim about bailiff Updated: Jan-21-16 9:46 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Mississippi death row inmate convicted of killing his roommate can file more appeals because white jurors might have been improperly influenced by trial court bailiffs expressing opinions to them about black jurors not favoring the death penalty, the state Supreme Court ruled in a split decision Thursday.
- Benchaabane named Mississippi legislative relief staffer Updated: Jan-21-16 5:17 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Nassim Benchaabane, a journalist with experience covering politics, higher education and breaking news, has been hired by The Associated Press to help cover the 2016 legislative session.
- Mississippi governor cuts budgets, dips into rainy day fund Updated: Jan-20-16 8:21 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is making 1.5 percent budget cuts for many Mississippi government programs because tax collections are falling short of expectations.
- The Latest: Miss. House sets GOP winner of contested race Updated: Jan-20-16 6:32 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The latest on a Mississippi House election challenge (all times local):
- Bob Dearing sworn into state Senate after election challenge Updated: Jan-20-16 11:43 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Democrat Bob Dearing has been sworn in to the Mississippi Senate.
- Bryant names Greenlee, former US attorney, to appeals court Updated: Jan-19-16 9:56 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday appointed the former U.S. attorney for northern Mississippi, Jim Greenlee, to the state Court of Appeals.