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Mississippi election officials argue against quick work on drawing new majority-Black districts

Jul. 11, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Redrawing some Mississippi legislative districts in time for this November's election is impossible because of tight deadlines to prepare ballots, state officials say in new court papers. Attorneys for the all-Republican state Board of Election Commissioners...

Mississippi erases some restrictions on absentee voting help for people with disabilities

Jul. 02, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is revising the restrictions it put in place last year on who can provide absentee voting assistance to people who have disabilities or cannot read or write — restrictions that were blocked by a federal judge before ultimately being altered by lawmakers. ...

Federal judge halts Mississippi law requiring age verification for websites

Jul. 01, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked a Mississippi law that would require users of websites and other digital services to verify their age. The preliminary injunction by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden came the same day the law was set to take effect. A tech...

Governors of Mississippi and Alabama place friendly bets on lawmakers' charity softball game

Jun. 18, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — State lawmakers from Mississippi and Alabama are playing each other in softball this weekend to raise money for charity — and the states' Republican governors are placing friendly bets on the outcome. The Battle of Tombigbee takes place Saturday at Trustmark...

Mississippi is the latest state sued by tech group over age verification on websites

Jun. 07, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new Mississippi law requiring users of websites and other digital services to verify their age will unconstitutionally limit access to online speech for minors and adults, a tech industry group says in a lawsuit filed Friday. Legislators said the new law is...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 05, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 30, 2024. Editorial: First Step To Help The Mentally Ill When it comes to limiting the practice of holding mentally ill people in jail who face no criminal charges, the Mississippi Legislature’s heart is in the right place. ...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 15, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 14, 2024. Editorial: More Feedback Prior To Parole The Mississippi Legislature was unable to agree on several prominent bills this year: expanding Medicaid, a ballot initiative procedure, restoration of voting rights to non-violent felons...

Mississippi governor signs law restricting transgender people's use of bathrooms and locker rooms

May. 13, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he has signed a new law regulating transgender people’s use of bathrooms, locker rooms and dormitories in public education buildings, making Mississippi at least the 12th state to restrict transgender students from using...

Mississippi governor signs law to set a new funding formula for public schools

May. 09, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed legislation that will change the way the state pays for public schools, ditching a formula that brought political pressure on lawmakers because they usually budgeted less money than required. Republican Reeves signed the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 08, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 3, 2024. Editorial: PERS Is Losing Some Power The board that oversees the Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System went to the well one too many times. Assuming Gov. Tate Reeves signs the legislation, the PERS board...