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
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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 […]
Video: HB 1523 Could be Headed to Court
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Video: HB 1523 Could be Headed to Court

ACLU filing suit challenging implementation of HB 1523
Video: Airports Across the Northern Half of the State Picking up FAA Grant Money
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Video: Airports Across the Northern Half of the State Picking up FAA Grant Money

U.S. Senate passes a new FAA reform bill, allowing the Airport Improvement Program to expand.
ACLU Sues To Challenge Anti-LGBT Law
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ACLU Sues To Challenge Anti-LGBT Law

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 […]
Video: Education Budget Cuts Impacting Local Districts
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Video: Education Budget Cuts Impacting Local Districts

Statewide budget cuts hitting locally
Video: Top 4 in 4, May 6th
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Video: Top 4 in 4, May 6th

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!
Gov. Bentley Signs Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Into Law
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Gov. Bentley Signs Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Into Law

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.” […]