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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The method of electing political party nominees to advance to the November general election varies across the nation. Information compiled by the office of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann for an election study committee he has formed to make a recommendation to the 2015 Legislature reveals […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says his office is preparing to defend the state against a school funding lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, a fellow Democrat. As the state’s official attorney, part of the job of the attorney general is to defend the state […]

Legislation passed during the 2014 session will make major changes to the state’s driving under the influence laws, beginning Oct. 1. Under the new law, a person convicted of a DUI charge can continue to drive, but the person will have to have an ignition interlock device installed on all a cars the person might […]

In the early 1990s the Legislature passed and then-Gov. Kirk Fordice signed into law a bill saying only 98 percent of the anticipated revenue “shall” be spent each year to fund the state budget. Policymakers decided the change was needed after a bad economic patch where revenue collections slowed leaving the state in a budget […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The so-called loyalty provision of state election law received much of the focus Wednesday as Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s study group met to discuss party primaries. The provision of Mississippi law says a person should not vote in a party primary unless he or she […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 2 on whether Chris McDaniel should be allowed to continue his legal challenge of his loss to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the June 24 Republican primary runoff. Justice Leslie D. King issued an order Tuesday […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – As legislative leaders get ready to meet in the coming days to begin preparing a budget proposal to submit to the 2015 legislative session in January, it appears the robust revenue growth experienced by the state during the past three fiscal years might be slowing. Through […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Chris McDaniel of Ellisville is not giving up on his U.S. Senate bid. The second-term state senator filed notice Friday that he is appealing to the Mississippi Supreme Court last week’s dismissal of his election challenge of the June 24 Republican primary runoff he lost to […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Travis Childers of Booneville, Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, reiterated Thursday his belief that Mississippians need to hear him and six-term incumbent Thad Cochran debate the issues. Speaking outside the Mississippi College School of Law, which has offered to host a debate, Childers said the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Chris McDaniel of Ellisville apparently has put off for at least another day a decision on whether to appeal a decision dismissing his legal challenge of the June 24 Republican primary runoff election where he lost to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. Attorneys and others representing […]