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Stories with person: Phil Bryant
  • Newest Mississippi Supreme Court justice takes oath Tuesday 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 4:06 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The newest member of the Mississippi Supreme Court takes her oath of office Tuesday.

  • Appeals court tosses order blocking Mississippi executions 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 6:37 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - An appeals court Wednesday upheld Mississippi's method of lethal injection, rejecting arguments from death row inmates who opposed the state's plan to use drugs not specifically approved by state law.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • State school board approves tweaks to academic standards 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 6:22 pm

    CLINTON, Mississippi - Mississippi's state Board of Education unanimously adopted a series of minor changes to the state's academic standards Thursday, in what could be a quiet end to a controversy over the Common Core-linked guidance over what students should learn.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Powerball renews interest in state lottery 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 7:53 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - State Rep. Robert Johnson says all the money Mississippi residents spent on Powerball tickets could have helped Mississippi if it had been spent there instead of Louisiana. But Mississippi is one of six states that don't run lotteries.

  • Mississippi editorial roundup 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 9:33 am

    Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: