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  1. Bobby Harrison: 1st District candidates seem set on spending their moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Newms360.com

    Through the years, lots of candidates running for high profile offices in Mississippi have spoken about their willingness to spend their own money to win elections. Many, in hindsight, regardless of their personal wealth, have been unwilling to write that big check when it got to be crunch time - when they read the polls and realized how little of a shot they had to capture the election.


  2. It's official: Newman picks Mississippi StateRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | Newms360.com

    "I really just weighed out all my options, and I think it's somewhere that I can go and really have an impact," Newman said. "I think the guys really want me there.


  3. Jeb Bush on hand as voucher legislation signedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Newms360.com

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant welcomes brothers Mariano, 5, second from left, and Edmundo, 2, to the signing of the Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act on Thursday at the Capitol. Tupelo's Ian McCustion, 8, far right, and Mooreville's John Caleb Smith, not pictured, also were among the children invited by the governor to attend the signing.


  4. Jeb Bush praises Mississippi special education vouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Newms360.com

    A new Mississippi law that creates state-funded vouchers to support private schooling for some special education students should provide hope and opportunity for the most vulnerable people in society, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Thursday in Jackson. Bush was at the Mississippi Capitol as Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill creating vouchers for a small percentage of students with learning disabilities.


  5. Judge rules against Legislature on initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Newms360.com

    A Hinds County circuit judge ordered Thursday that the ballot title for a legislative alternative to a citizen-sponsored education funding initiative be changed. Adrian Shipman, 39, a mother of two children in the Oxford School District, had asked Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd to order that the title be changed to ensure voters were not confused when they go to the polls in November to vote for the legislative alternative or the citizen-sponsored initiative.


  6. Aubrey Patterson: Path to growth goes through university systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Newms360.com

    As the 2015 Legislative Session enters the final stretch, lawmakers are hard at work crafting the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. As a banker, I have spent many years looking at budgets, crunching the numbers and thinking about the bottom line.


  7. Bobby Harrison: Jackson wears its regalia as center of power politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn all are from the Jackson metro area.


  8. Sid Salter: Shock over state tax cut agenda defies logicRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | Newms360.com

    So 2015 is a courthouse-to-statehouse election year in Mississippi and the state's Republican leadership is pushing and shoving to see which one of them can offer Mississippi voters - particularly Mississippi voters in the state's GOP primary Top 15 counties - the most tax relief. First came Republican Gov. Phil Bryant who initially proposed a $79 million income-tax reduction; then came Lt.


  9. Battle for control of state House is setRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Republicans and Democrats will begin nearly even in terms of uncontested races as they battle for control of the Mississippi House of Representatives. According to preliminary data gathered from both the Republican and Democratic parties, there are 41 uncontested Republican seats and 40 uncontested Democratic seats.


  10. Bill Minor: Feisty small newspapers die off fastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Like France's Charlie Hebdo, the Capital Reporter was targeted by a hate group. In their case it was violent religious terrorists.


  11. State Capitol spruce-up underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | Newms360.com

    On a recent, brisk December morning as motorists trying to turn off busy High Street into the state Capitol parking lot were delayed by construction vehicles, Brenda Davis, all 5-foot-3 inches of her, stepped carefully into the vehicle flow to start directing traffic. Davis is the curator of the historic, 110-year-old Mississippi Capitol building.


  12. Mississippi appeals ruling in gay marriage caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | Newms360.com

    Mississippi's attorney general has filed a formal notice of appeal of federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The notice was filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Mississippi, by Attorney General Jim Hood and Gov. Phil Bryant.


  13. Bobby Harrison: McDaniel cast his lot with unenforceable lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Newms360.com

    At the heart of Chris McDaniel's attempted legal challenge of his election loss to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is a section of law that states a person should not vote in a party primary election unless that voter intends to support the party's nominee in the general election. McDaniel filed his election challenge on numerous grounds, but in reality his primary complaint was that he and his supporters were upset that Cochran apparently convinced people who normally vote in the Democratic primary to participate in the June 24 Republican runoff, giving Cochran a narrow margin of victory.


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