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November vote will fill 1 of 2 Mississippi House vacancies

Apr. 10, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A special election in November will fill one of two Mississippi House seats left vacant by a resignation. Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that he has set Nov. 3 as the date for the race in House District 87 in Forrest and Lamar counties. That's the same day as the general election...

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Mississippi shows wide racial gap in impact of coronavirus

Apr. 8, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Numbers released Wednesday show the stark disparity in how the new coronavirus is affecting black and white Mississippians, reflecting longstanding health problems in a state where African Americans are more likely to be poor and uninsured. The state Health Department said 72% of...

2nd Mississippi rep resigns over pension and pay dispute

Mar. 31, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker is resigning as of Tuesday because he will not be able to collect his state government pension while serving in the state House. Republican Rep. Billy Andrews of Purvis is the second House member to resign for this reason since the four-year term started in...