House may be state election focus

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Perhaps the most watched election this year will not be for governor or some...

Daily Journal TUPELO – Congressman Alan Nunnelee’s cancer has returned, he is at home in Tupelo and “no further medical treatment is possible,” a spokesman said Friday. “After seven months of bravely fighting brain cancer and a stroke, Congressman Alan Nunnelee was informed last Friday that a new tumor has developed and no further medical […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The term “big election” really applies to the races for Monroe County circuit clerk and Chickasaw County sheriff. Neither incumbent has chosen to seek re-election and just half-way through the qualifying period, each race already has eight candidates. Qualifying will continue until 5 p.m. on Feb. 27. In […]

By Steve Peoples Associated Press WASHINGTON – After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The House, by an overwhelming 116-3 margin, passed legislation Thursday that would prohibit the state from using the controversial PARCC tests to assess Mississippi public school students after the current school year. The state Board of Education already has voted to reopen the process of selecting […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A 27-member advisory commission would advise the state Board of Education on developing academic standards for Mississippi school districts under legislation that passed the Senate Education Committee on Thursday. The Mississippi Commission on College and Career Readiness would have until July 1, 2016, to make its […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal As rumblings emerge of Sen. Marco Rubio making moves toward a run at the presidency, there’s a Northeast Mississippi face on the senator’s campaign team. Amory native Anna Rogers, finance director for American Crossroads, will spearhead the fundraising efforts for Rubio’s run. The 2004 Amory high grad said the job […]

By Josh Lederman and Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON – Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control. Obama’s proposed $74 billion […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A state lawmaker who lost a contentious U.S. Senate primary last year said Thursday that he wants Mississippi to have a closed primary system that requires voters to register by party, but he thinks the lieutenant governor is blocking the way. Senate Elections Committee Chairman Chris McDaniel, […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation is pending before the Mississippi House that would prevent the attorney general from filing lawsuits, such as the multi-billion dollar lawsuit against the tobacco companies in the 1990s, without gaining the approval of at least two other statewide officials. House Judiciary A Chair Mark Baker, […]