JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A second round of midyear budget cuts hit just as the Mississippi Department of Revenue was swamped with thousands of individual income tax filings. Because of the cuts, the department had to send home 35 temporary workers who were hired to open mail. Spokeswoman Kathy Waterbury says Tuesday that other employees […]
BOSTON, Mass. (AP) – Education Secretary John B. King Jr. says laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed. King spoke Monday at the Education Writers Association national conference in Boston. Asked about laws in the two states, King said they’re hateful and that […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler says he will request a court order to compel Gov. Robert Bentley’s testimony on his relationship with a former political aide. Bentley on Monday was a no-show at Zeigler’s office following a summons from the state auditor. Zeigler last month said an obscure piece of state […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers are beginning the final two days of the legislative session with some major decisions before them. Gov. Robert Bentley’s $800 million prison construction plan, proposed payday lending regulations and a division of oil spill settlement funds are among the top issues that will be decided. Lawmakers return to Montgomery […]
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Renae Skinner counts down the top four stories of the week in four minutes. These stories consist of the most shocking and interesting news stories and headlines, that grabbed our attention this week. Ready, set, go!
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A state representative is leaving the Legislature to lead the Mississippi chapter of the AARP. Rep. Kimberly Campbell, a Jackson Democrat, says she will be leaving the state House at the end of May to become state director of the group once known as the American Association of Retired Persons. Campbell, […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A state lawmaker says he has enough signatures to re-ignite an impeachment effort against Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. Republican Rep. Ed Henry announced Thursday that he had obtained 23 signatures on impeachment articles. The announcement came after the House passed a rule change requiring 21 votes to start an impeachment investigation. […]
JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – Jobs can be hard to find for non-violent felons and one Mississippi lawmaker is wanting to change that. Representative Kabir Karriem believes in second chances That’s why he’s made a pact with Republican Representative Joel Bomgar to create legislation this summer to help change criminal justice reform. “We want to take this […]