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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
JACKSON, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) — The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Mississippi today filed a lawsuit to challenge HB 1523, the anti-LGBT law which passed this spring that allows public officials and businesses to refuse to serve gay and transgender individuals. The lawsuit, which targets the registrar of vital records, was filed […]
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- New details surrounding the death of music icon Prince. President Obama visits Flint, Michigan, and Donald Trump is the last GOP candidate standing. WCBI’s Renae Skinner takes a look at these headlines and more in this week’s Top 4 in 4 segment. Ready, Set, Go!
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed legislation into law to legalize the possession of medicinal marijuana oil. Bentley on Wednesday signed the bill to allow people to bring cannabidiol into the state for medical purposes. Bentley says patients with debilitating diseases should be able to “consider every possible option for treatment.” […]