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Video: Lawmakers Want to Help Non-Violent Felons Find Jobs

Jobs can be hard to find for non-violent felons, and one Mississippi lawmaker is wanting to change that for the state.
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Video: State Mistake Means One City Will Have To Pay Back Sales Tax Revenues

State gives Saltillo too much sales tax revenue because businesses in Barnes Crossing area were listed with Saltillo addresses.
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Video: Rep. Karriem Works On Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

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 […]
Alabama House Debates Impeachment Process
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Alabama House Debates Impeachment Process

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers are debating a proposed impeachment process that will decide if a push to oust Gov. Robert Bentley moves forward or withers because of inadequate support. The House of Representatives on Tuesday began debate on a rule change that would trigger a Judiciary Committee investigation any time 10 or more […]
Attorney Says HB 1523 Could Harm Access To Gay Marriage
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Attorney Says HB 1523 Could Harm Access To Gay Marriage

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A gay-rights attorney says a new Mississippi law might violate a federal judge’s order that blocks the state from treating same-sex couples differently from straight couples who want to marry. Roberta Kaplan says in a Monday letter to Gov. Phil Bryant that she has “serious concerns” about how the state will […]
Alabama Senate Passes Ban On Abortion Procedure
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Alabama Senate Passes Ban On Abortion Procedure

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A bill to prohibit a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure has advanced in the Alabama Legislature. The Senate on Tuesday voted 30-2 for Republican Sen. Phil Williams’ bill. A companion bill in the House has passed out of committee. The legislation would prohibit a procedure called dilation and evacuation, or “D&E.” […]
Religious Leaders Object To Religious Objections Law
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Religious Leaders Object To Religious Objections Law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Several Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi’s new religious-objections law, saying it violates their religious principles. More than 30 Methodist ministers published an open letter Monday saying the so-called “religious freedom” law goes against Christian teachings to love and respect all people. The ministers say they support fundamental rights for all […]
Alabama Personhood Bill “Dead” On House Floor
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Alabama Personhood Bill “Dead” On House Floor

An Alabama personhood bill, which would have effectively banned abortion in the state, has failed to make it to a vote in the legislature.
Jackson Public School Board Unanimously Adopts LGBT-Inclusive Employment Policy
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Jackson Public School Board Unanimously Adopts LGBT-Inclusive Employment Policy

JACKSON, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Mississippi praised the Jackson Public School Board of Trustees for voting unanimously to extend fully-inclusive sexual orientation and gender identity workplace protections to their employees. With almost 30,000 students, the Jackson Public School district is second largest in the state and one of the […]
Governor Bentley Responds To State Auditor Ziegler
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Governor Bentley Responds To State Auditor Ziegler

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (PRESS RELEASE) – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday responded to an order to appear from Auditor Jim Zeigler. “The appropriate legal process is through the Alabama Ethics Commission where the Auditor has already filed a complaint, and we are fully cooperating in every way. I do not intend to respond further to Mr. […]