Latest Mississippi state government News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Mississippi judge sets hearing on challenge to abortion law

Jul. 01, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has set a Tuesday hearing in a lawsuit by state’s only abortion clinic, which seeks to block a law that would ban most abortions. A temporary restraining order would allow the clinic to remain open, at least while the lawsuit is pending. ...

Mississippi new laws: Tax cut, teacher pay raise, state song

Jun. 30, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several new laws take effect in Mississippi on Friday, which is also the first day of the new state budget year. TEACHER PAY In the new budget year, teachers will receive raises that average about $5,100, and assistant teachers will receive...

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.

Mississippi clinic challenges law banning most abortions

Jun. 27, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's only abortion clinic filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block a state law that will ban most abortions. The lawsuit says the Mississippi Supreme Court issued a ruling in 1998 that recognized a right to abortion in the state constitution. A hearing...

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 Veterans Affairs Board appoints new director

Jun. 23, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board announced Thursday that it has appointed Mark Smith as new executive director. Smith had served as the agency’s interim executive director since May, when he replaced Stacey Pickering. Pickering, a former...