Religion bill sign of times
"These are the times that try men's souls," wrote Thomas Paine in "The Crisis" on Dec. 23, 1776.
The Mississippi Press
Mississippi's 'religious freedom' bill draws debate on discrimination
House Judiciary Committee B Chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, asks members - particularly those who are attorneys - to study and comment on the proposed changes to Senate Bill 2681, the "Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act" before he decides whether to bring the bill up for a vote during a meeting of the committee Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, ... (more)
Mississippi Business Journal
Bill Crawford - Religion bill a sign of the times
He was recruiting citizens to fight for the Creator-endowed unalienable rights of all men to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as proclaimed by the Declaration of Independence.
Changes proposed to Miss. religious practices bill
A Mississippi House panel is proposing changes that might neutralize concerns about whether a religious-freedom bill could lead to discrimination against gay people or other groups.
Keeping vinyl alive
Got vinyl? If you're searching for any music genre from any time period, Mississippi's premier record convention returns this weekend at the Mississippi Arts Center.
Impact of Mississippi 'religious freedom' bill unclear
Several Mississippi lawmakers say they're confused about whether a freedom-of-religion bill is similar to a widely criticized Arizona measure that would allow people to assert religious beliefs in refusing business services to same-sex couples.
Miss. House passes 20-week abortion ban, shoots down rape/incest exemption
The House on Thursday passed a bill that would prohibit abortions at 20 weeks or more of gestation.
House passes criminal justice reform after debate on drug possession weights
The House on Monday passed an omnibus criminal justice reform bill aimed at reducing prison population and costs, recidivism and standardizing sentencing and parole.
House passes bill to change criminal justice system
Changes to the criminal system, designed to hold down exploding prisons costs while ensuring tougher sentences for violent offenders and drug traffickers, passed the House on Monday afternoon 105-7.