Judge dismisses McDaniel challenge

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau GULFPORT – Chris McDaniel will take Labor Day weekend to decide whether to pursue his...

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., announced Friday he is returning to Mississippi for the first time since early summer when he suffered a stroke while having brain surgery. Nunnelee spokeswoman Elizabeth Parks said Friday he would return to his Tupelo residence and continue physical rehabilitation to help him recover from […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., stopped in Houston this week to visit with employees at Franklin Corporation to discuss politics and ask Republicans to vote for him this fall. Cochran was at Franklin for about an hour Thursday and chatted with employees about issues and shook hands at […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau LAUREL – Special Judge Hollis McGehee will rule today on whether to dismiss Chris McDaniel’s legal challenge of his June 24 runoff loss to Thad Cochran on the grounds that it was filed too late. McGehee will announce his ruling at 2 p.m. from the bench at the […]

Former Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove outlines why he is traveling around Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for lawsuits against the state seeking payment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula since fiscal 2010. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Fourteen Mississippi school districts filed a lawsuit in Hinds County Chancery Court on Thursday demanding full funding of the state’s schools. The suit was filed by the MAEP Legal Group, which includes former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. It seeks for those 14 districts – including Okolona, Prentiss County and Clay County […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Attorneys for Chris McDaniel have issued subpoenas demanding election records from more than half of Mississippi’s counties for a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. Some circuit clerks said Wednesday that gathering records will require a great deal of work […]

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 […]