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Mississippi governor candidates spar over taxes, brain drain

Oct. 14, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The two major-party candidates for Mississippi governor debated Monday for the second time in less than a week, arguing over education, taxes and the "brain drain" — the loss of people moving to other states for jobs. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Lt....

US judge hears arguments about Mississippi election system

Oct. 11, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is giving no indication of how or when he will rule in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's unique, multistep process of electing a governor and other statewide officials. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III heard arguments Friday, just over three weeks before...

Reeves and Hood clash on teacher pay, roads, health care

Oct. 10, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor and Democratic attorney general debated teacher pay raise plans, road repairs, health care and taxes as they clashed for the first debate in the governor's race. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Attorney General Jim Hood met Thursday at the...

GOP runoff cuts Reeves' cash, but Democrat Hood still trails

Oct. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

A contested Republican primary and runoff dented the cash cushion of Tate Reeves, but the lieutenant governor still has more money than Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood as the two wrestle for the governor's chair. Reeves burned through $5.8 million between July and September to win the GOP nomination,...

Reeves says education agenda includes teacher pay raises

Oct. 9, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves released his education proposals Wednesday, saying he has a four-year plan to increase Mississippi teacher salaries if he's elected governor. He said the plan will not require a tax increase because Mississippi's economy is good and state tax...

US judge to hear challenge of Mississippi election system

Oct. 9, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's unique, multistep process of electing the governor and other statewide officials — an electoral process that critics say is designed to thwart black political power. The hearing happens less...

2 candidates for Mississippi governor agree to 2nd debate

Oct. 7, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The two major-party nominees for Mississippi governor have agreed to a second debate. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Monday that he has accepted an invitation for Oct. 14 at WCBI-TV in Columbus. Republican Tate Reeves accepted the invitation last month. That debate in...

GOP’s Reeves backed by Trump in Mississippi governor’s race

Oct. 3, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted that he’s giving his “Complete & Total Endorsement” to the Republican nominee for Mississippi governor, Tate Reeves. In response, Democratic nominee Jim Hood says Reeves is responsible for “the swamp” in...

Analysis: Candidates spin numbers on government employment

Sep. 22, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has about 3,900 fewer state government employees now than it did five years ago, and the employees' average salary has increased by about $3,700. The statistics are from the Mississippi State Personnel Board, and candidates are putting their own spin on them in this year's...

Hood calls for preschool, teacher pay, higher K-12 spending

Sep. 17, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hood on Tuesday detailed an ambitious education program which, if fully implemented, would bring the biggest increase in Mississippi education spending in more than a decade. Hood, Mississippi's attorney general, told reporters after appearing at a school in Greenville that he...