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Detailed state agency budgets available online

The Legislative Budget Office provides information on the Mississippi budget online. → Read More

Former Canton alderman appeals bribery conviction

Calvin Louis Smith is serving 66-month sentence for 2014 bribery conviction → Read More

Death penalty appeal back in court

A death row inmate is going back to a north Mississippi courtroom to fight for a new trial → Read More

Miss. AG seeks execution date for death row inmate

Attorney files papers opposing setting date for Richard Gerald Jordan’s execution → Read More

Analysis: Sales tax holidays poorly targeted

Consumers will hit Mississippi stores soon to take advantage of state sales tax holiday. → Read More

Agreement could lead to separate child welfare agency

Mississippi may consider making its child welfare unit a separate agency. → Read More

Black Mississippi flag supporter dies in accident

JACKSON — A black Mississippi man who often dressed in Confederate regalia to support the state flag has died in a one-car accident. → Read More

Former coach accused of molestation denied new sentencing

Former Smithville coach Dwight Bowling was sentenced to 300 months in prison. → Read More

Same-sex couple in Miss. goes to court to seek divorce

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce. → Read More

Lawyers seek to remove block on gay marriage in Miss.

Appeals court procedural block keeps couples from marrying in Mississippi. → Read More

Lawyers seek to remove block on gay marriage in Miss.

Attorneys have asked a federal appeals court to remove a procedural block so gay marriages can begin in Mississippi. → Read More

Jim Hood: Gay marriage still on hold

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says same-sex marriages cannot take place immediately in the state. → Read More

Miss. officials criticize court’s tax subsidies ruling

More than 75,000 in Miss. keep insurance subsidies → Read More

More than 75,000 in Mississippi keep insurance subsidies

Gov. Phil Bryant criticizes Supreme Court's decision, calls law "a socialist takeover of health care." → Read More

Death row inmate challenges bite mark evidence

Eddie Lee Howard seeks new trial for his conviction on raping, killing woman in 1992. → Read More

Video voyeurism case before state Supreme Court

A former Mississippi minister secretly videotaped women taking showers at his home. → Read More

Analysis: Opening meetings, College Board ruling turns 30

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court's landmark ruling on open meetings and the state College Board is 30 years old this year. The ruling removed → Read More

Inmate loses effort to seal medical records for appeal

Miss. Supreme Court denies motion from death row inmate Bobby Batiste. → Read More

Bill would set 9-mile offshore limit for 3 Gulf states

Cochran bill states Miss., Ala., La., waters extend 9 miles into Gulf of Mexico → Read More

Analysis: 6 new judge posts on Nov. 3 ballot

Voters in some parts of central and southern Mississippi will elect new judges this fall. → Read More