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Federal judge intervenes in Mississippi mental health system

Sep. 4, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge will appoint an expert to oversee changes to Mississippi's mental health system, saying that attorneys for the federal government have proved the state is doing too little to serve people outside the confinement of mental hospitals. "The United States has met its...

Mississippi getting set for hard-fought governor's race

Aug. 28, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi governor's race this year could be the toughest in nearly a generation, between two politicians who have already won statewide races and are known for digging in against opponents: two-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and four-term Democratic Attorney General Jim...

The Latest: Mississippi could see tough race for governor

Aug. 28, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Mississippi governor's election (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Mississippi could have its toughest governor's race in a nearly generation between two politicians known for digging in against opponents: two-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and four-term Democratic...

The Latest: Hood says Reeves relies on 'labels,' not issues

Aug. 28, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the governor's race in Mississippi (all times local): 10 p.m. Mississippi Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hood says he will focus on issues going into the November general election. But he says he thinks newly elected Republican nominee Tate Reeves will just "throw...

Reeves wins Republican nomination for Mississippi governor

Aug. 27, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves won the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November general election showdown with Democrat Jim Hood, the state's four-term attorney general. Reeves defeated retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller...

Mississippi gubernatorial candidate not going for 'nice guy'

Aug. 23, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Tate Reeves was a 29-year-old banker and political novice when he won his first statewide office in Mississippi in 2003. After two terms as treasurer and the next two as lieutenant governor, Reeves now has his sights set on becoming governor. To advance to the Nov. 5...

Governor candidates reset for Mississippi GOP primary runoff

Aug. 7, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves fell short of the majority needed to win the Republican nomination for governor. Now facing a party primary runoff, Reeves says he will tell voters that he's the only conservative in the race. His rival in the Aug. 27 runoff is Bill Waller...

The Latest: Mississippi GOP governor primary goes to runoff

Aug. 7, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on party primaries in the Mississippi governor's race (all times local): 3:45 p.m. After falling short of a majority needed to win the Republican nomination for Mississippi governor, the state's two-term lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, says he's the only conservative in...

Hood wins Dem nod in Mississippi gov race; GOP runoff ahead

Aug. 7, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood defeated seven lesser-known candidates Tuesday to grab the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor. In the Republican gubernatorial primary, second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is heading to a runoff in three weeks with former state Supreme...

The Latest: Reeves, Waller headed for runoff in Mississippi

Aug. 7, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican and Democratic primaries in Mississippi's governor's race (all times local): 12:53 a.m. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. are headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination for governor....