By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove has scheduled news conferences today in Jackson and Hattiesburg where he will announce plans to “take action to fully fund” the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Musgrove, who served as governor from 2000-2004 and as lieutenant governor in 1997 played a key role […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The state Election Commission on Tuesday approved the candidates to appear on the general election ballot for the U.S. Senate election with no debate despite the controversy that surrounds the race. State Sen. Chris McDaniel currently is challenging in Jones County Circuit Court his loss in […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn will travel the state in late September to gather ideas for the 2015 legislative session, and he said he’d like to hear possible ways to improve education, health care and job creation. “I like to describe it as bringing the Legislature to […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Both Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves have expressed concerns with the effort of a newly formed grassroots organization to garner enough signatures to place on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment to fully fund public education. Other Republican state officeholders were cautiously non-committal […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Special Judge Hollis McGehee has pushed back by one day to Sept. 16 the start of the trial where Chris McDaniel is challenging the results of the June 24 Republican primary runoff he lost to six-term incumbent Thad Cochran. McGehee, in changing the start of the […]

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Special Judge Hollis McGehee has set 9 a.m. Sept. 15 as the start of the trial in which Chris McDaniel will challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s June 24 victory in the Republican primary runoff election. McGehee, a retired chancery judge from Lucedale who handles cases […]

Special Judge Hollis McGehee speaks to attorneys during a status conference on Wednesday in Laurel. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal LAUREL – Special Judge Hollis McGehee said for the sake of Mississippi voters he plans to move quickly to resolve the election dispute in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. “I consider them a party to this action,” said McGehee, during the initial status hearing in the challenge […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and his wife, Deborah, have become first-time grandparents and he says the experience is “pure joy.” The governor says Henry Stephen Snell was born in a Jackson-area hospital Monday night. He’s 19 inches long and weighs 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Henry is the son of the Bryants’ daughter, […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A status hearing in Chris McDaniel’s legal challenge of his loss in the Republican U.S. Senate primary is scheduled for Wednesday morning in Jones County Circuit Court in Laurel. Then, less than a week later on Tuesday, the state Elections Commission is scheduled to meet to […]