Latest Mississippi state government News

Mississippi high court declines to rule on questions of public funds going to private schools

May. 02, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to rule on whether the state is violating its own constitution with a program that would spend $10 million of public money on infrastructure grants for private schools. The justices on Thursday ruled 7-2 that an...

Mississippi police were at odds as they searched for missing man, widow says

Apr. 26, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In the weeks after Sudanese Civil War refugee Dau Mabil vanished without a trace in Mississippi, officers from two police agencies blamed each other for the stalled investigation, his widow told The Associated Press. Fishermen, not police, spotted Mabil's body...

Mississippi state budget is expected to grow slightly in the coming year

Apr. 08, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Budget writers in the Mississippi Legislature will have slightly more money to spend during the coming year than they did in the current one. Top members of the House and Senate met Friday and set a revenue estimate of $7.6 billion for the year that begins...