Governor Bentley Files Motion To Dismiss Collier Lawsuit
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Governor Bentley Files Motion To Dismiss Collier Lawsuit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is looking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former law enforcement secretary Spencer Collier. Bentley’s attorneys said in a motion filed Monday that claims Collier makes in his complaint are vague and should be dismissed or clarified. Bentley fired Collier in March and said an internal review […]
Video: State Superintendent Under Pressure to Back off of Restroom Issue
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Video: State Superintendent Under Pressure to Back off of Restroom Issue

State Republican leaders pressure State Superintendent of Education to buck Federal restroom policy
Video: City of Columbus Fined Over Ethics Complaint
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Video: City of Columbus Fined Over Ethics Complaint

An ethics complaint has been filed against Columbus Mayor Robert Smith.
Mississippi Senate Leader Charged With DUI
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Mississippi Senate Leader Charged With DUI

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The second-ranking leader of the Mississippi Senate has been charged with DUI after a one-vehicle wreck. Republican Sen. Terry Burton of Newton was charged after running a sport utility vehicle off of Interstate 20 and hitting a sign Saturday night in Scott County. That’s according to a statement Monday from a […]
Video: Freshmen Lawmakers Talk First Legislative Session
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Video: Freshmen Lawmakers Talk First Legislative Session

WCBI caught up with two area freshmen lawmakers about their first session at the state Capitol.
10 Year Tax Exemption Granted for Weyerhaeuser
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10 Year Tax Exemption Granted for Weyerhaeuser

LOWNDES CO, (Miss)- Lowndes County Supervisors sign-off on a tax exemption for the Weyerhaeuser Plant. During Friday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting, the Vice President Mill Manager David Phillips asked the board for a 10-year tax exemption. Supervisors questioned whether or not the exemption would role over once the plant is officially bought. Phillips says the […]
Gov. Bentley Signs Two Controversial Abortion Bills Into Law
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Gov. Bentley Signs Two Controversial Abortion Bills Into Law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed legislation into law that could shutter two of the state’s largest abortion providers. Bentley’s office on Thursday confirmed the governor signed a bill to deny licenses to clinics within 2,000 feet of public elementary and middle schools. He also approved a ban on a commonly […]
Bill Aims To Ban State Money To Planned Parenthood
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Bill Aims To Ban State Money To Planned Parenthood

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to ban Medicaid from spending money with any facility that performs elective abortions. It’s aimed at blocking state tax dollars from Planned Parenthood. The organization’s only Mississippi clinic doesn’t do abortions but refers patients to other places abortion is available. Records show Medicaid […]
Another Challenge Filed Against Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT Law
2 weeks ago
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Another Challenge Filed Against Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT Law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Another group is challenging a Mississippi law that will let workers cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage to deny services to people. Campaign for Southern Equality and two lesbian couples filed papers Tuesday to reopen their 2014 federal lawsuit that overturned Mississippi’s definition of marriage as only between a […]
Mental Health Cutting Services Due To Budget Woes
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Mental Health Cutting Services Due To Budget Woes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi legislative leaders say they overestimated how much money the state could collect during the coming budget year. In a statement Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn attribute the $56.8 million shortfall to a “staff error.” It is about a 1 percent mistake in a $5.8 billion […]