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Mississippi's top lawmakers skip initial budget proposals because of disagreement with governor

Dec. 06, 2023 15:15 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators will begin their session next month without a broad outline from their leaders about how the state should spend money during the year that begins July 1. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee met Wednesday, and members were scheduled...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Dec. 06, 2023 07:18 AM EST

Columbus Dispatch. November 29, 2023. Editorial: Numbers alone point to need for criminal justice reform For the last 10 years, there has been an awful lot of talk about criminal justice reform in Mississippi, but very little action. Alesha Judkins,...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 29, 2023 07:14 AM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. November 24, 2023. Editorial: 2024 Session Sees First Squabble What is usually a routine budget meeting at the state Capitol turned into an interesting debate over how much tax revenue Mississippi expects to bring in during the next fiscal...

Mississippi loosens its burn ban after more rain and less wildfires

Nov. 15, 2023 18:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Recent rain has helped improve drought conditions enough for Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves to partially lift a statewide burn ban. Reeves, the Mississippi Forestry Commission and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said the burn ban will be lifted as of...

Mississippi governor rejects revenue estimate, fearing it would erode support for income tax cut

Nov. 15, 2023 17:37 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves refused to approve top lawmakers’ proposed revenue estimate Wednesday, fearing a lower projection than he wanted would prevent him from justifying future income tax cuts. The rare move comes as Reeves pushes for a revenue...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 15, 2023 12:21 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. November 14, 2023. Editorial: Be Conservative On Revenue Mississippi’s legislative leaders and Gov. Tate Reeves were thankfully conservative a year ago when they set the revenue estimate for the fiscal year that began this past July. ...

Ballot shortages in Mississippi created a problem for democracy on the day of a governor's election

Nov. 09, 2023 17:08 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People in Mississippi's largest county are demanding answers about why some polling places ran out of ballots and voters had to wait for them to be replenished on the day the state was deciding its most competitive governor's race in a generation. It's unclear...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 08, 2023 13:21 PM EST

Columbus Dispatch. November 3, 2023. Editorial: Election day decision: Turn out or tune out? Tuesday is election day for county, district and state-wide offices in Mississippi. Contrary to what you often hear, 100% of eligible voters will participate in this election....

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves wins 2nd term, defeating Democrat Brandon Presley

Nov. 08, 2023 00:58 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves won a second term Tuesday in the conservative state where his party dominates. Reeves defeated challenger Brandon Presley, who raised more money and made an aggressive push to give Democrats a rare statewide victory in...

Two governors win reelection, while Ohio passes amendment on abortion rights. Follow live updates

Nov. 08, 2023 00:44 AM EST

Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves won reelection on Tuesday, while Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to an abortion and other forms of reproductive health care. In Virginia, Democrats swept legislative elections in...