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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Feb. 26, 2020 12:56 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Feb. 25 The Enterprise Journal on a loophole in a law aimed at limiting how campaign donations are spent: A couple of years ago, after lawmakers and others in Mississippi government were shamed by the revelation of how much campaign money they were using to pay...

New rep resigns, saying she had to choose service or pension

Jan. 31, 2020 1:04 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new Mississippi lawmaker is resigning because she says Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is blocking her and other retired public employees from collecting state government pensions while serving in the House. Republican Rep. Ramona Blackledge of Laurel said Gunn's interpretation...

Gov. Tate Reeves and his wife, Elee Reeves, dance Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, while their daughters watch, as part of the inaugural activities in Jackson, Miss. The parade was canceled due to rain. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

New Gov. Tate Reeves pledges to work 'for all Mississippi'

Jan. 14, 2020 11:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Tate Reeves was inaugurated Tuesday as Mississippi's new governor, pledging to provide economic opportunities for all people in the state and to defend a “loving culture that underpins our quality of life.” Reeves, 45, is the 65th governor of Mississippi. He...

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves speaks to members of the state Senate in Jackson, Miss., during opening day of the 2020 legislature at the Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Sarah Warnock/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

Mississippi's new governor inheriting troubled prison system

Jan. 13, 2020 5:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Tate Reeves will face immediate problems as the new governor of Mississippi, including an understaffed prison system that was recently rocked by deadly violence. Reeves is being inaugurated Tuesday at the state Capitol in Jackson. He will succeed Republican Phil Bryant, who...

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, reacts to the lawmakers applause after addressing the joint session of the Legislature in House chambers at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, Miss., following the swearing in of all the statewide elected officials except the governor, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves will be inaugurated Tuesday, Jan. 14. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

7 of 8 Mississippi statewide officials are inaugurated

Jan. 9, 2020 5:49 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's new lieutenant governor, Republican Delbert Hosemann, said immediately after his inauguration Thursday that he wants to work with all lawmakers to improve education, enact pay raises for state employees and address problems in a state's prison system that has been rocked...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, defendant Curtis Flowers, center, stands at his bail hearing in Winona, Miss. A Mississippi prosecutor filed a court order Monday, Jan. 6, indicating he won't be the one to decide whether to try Flowers a seventh time in a quadruple murder case. District Attorney Doug Evans recused himself in the case of Flowers and asked the Mississippi attorney general's office to decide whether to try Flowers again in the death penalty case. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi DA leaves murder case after multiple trials

Jan. 6, 2020 7:03 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor filed a court order Monday saying he won't be the one to decide whether to try a man a seventh time in a quadruple murder case. District Attorney Doug Evans recused himself in the case of Curtis Flowers and asked the Mississippi attorney general's office to...