Tuesday Apr 1
Controversial religious freedom bill heads to governor
Debate on a religious freedom bill opponents say would legalize discrimination rubbed nerves raw in both legislative chambers Tuesday.
Our Opinion: Maep fund boost offers hope for real adequacy
The Mississippi Senate surprisingly and encouragingly on Wednesday added $60 million for the Mississippi Adequate Education Program in the education budget for Fiscal Year 2015, beginning July 1. The additional funding provides a platform on which an almost certain Senate-House conference committee can work toward strengthening the main funding ... (more)
Senate signs off changes to school merger bill
State senators passed an amended version of HB 833, one piece of Starkville-Oktibbeha County school consolidation legislation working its way through the Legislature, Tuesday that explicitly outlines Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley's influence in 2015's state-mandated merger.
The Mississippi Press
Bill to give Mississippi sheriffs a pay raise headed to Gov. Phil Bryant
The Senate on Tuesday passed House Bill 1409, which would raise pay for sheriffs, ane sent it to Gov. Phil Bryant for his consideration.
Senate passes amended Zacharias road bill
A highway designation honoring former Mississippi State University President Donald Zacharias took another step toward fruition Thursday after the Senate passed an amended bill that will rename a portion of Miss.