Latest Mississippi State Legislature News

Hulum wins special election for Mississippi House seat

Jul. 20, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Voters in south Mississippi have filled an empty seat in the state House of Representatives. Military veteran Jeffrey Hulum III won a special election Tuesday in House District 119 in Harrison County. He defeated Gary Fredericks, president of the Gulfport...

Hospital system says it's hurt by lack of Medicaid expansion

Jul. 19, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A county-owned Mississippi hospital system that wants to put itself up for sale says one of its main financial challenges is the decision by the state's elected officials not to extend Medicaid to provide insurance coverage for the working poor. “Mississippi...

Man indicted in shooting death of ex Mississippi lawmaker

Jul. 09, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man has been indicted on a murder charge a year after a former Mississippi lawmaker was shot to death while she was doing yard work in a rural area where her sister-in-law had died. Republican former state Rep. Ashley Henley, 40, was killed in June 2021...

Republicans divided in support for a policy response to Roe

Jul. 04, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

JACINTO, Miss (AP) — Speaking at an event Monday, Mississippi Republican state lawmakers were divided in their support of new policies to improve health care outcomes for children and new parents. At a 4th of July Festival in northeast Mississippi, some lawmakers remained...

Brian Flowers wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District.

Jun. 28, 2022 22:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Flowers wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District.

Flowers wins GOP runoff to challenge US Rep. Bennie Thompson

Jun. 28, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Military veteran Brian Flowers on Tuesday won the Mississippi Republican primary runoff to try to unseat Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson in November. Flowers defeated another veteran, Ronald Eller, in the western Mississippi race. Thompson is...

Mike Ezell wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 4th Congressional District, beating incumbent Steven Palazzo.

Jun. 28, 2022 22:16 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Ezell wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 4th Congressional District, beating incumbent Steven Palazzo.

Michael Guest wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District.

Jun. 28, 2022 21:54 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Guest wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District.

2 GOP congressmen in Mississippi at risk of defeat in runoff

Jun. 26, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

MAGEE, Miss. (AP) — Congressional primary runoffs with incumbents are rare in Mississippi. This year, two of the state's Republican representatives are fighting to keep their jobs in runoffs against challengers from their own party. U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo is seeking a seventh...

Mississippi Rep. Wright, a longtime educator, dies at 69

Jun. 17, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A longtime educator who won a special election to the Mississippi House in 2020 died Friday. Republican Rep. Joseph L. “Lynn” Wright of Columbus was 69. State Sen. Chuck Younger of Columbus told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that Wright had Lou...