By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – People would not need a state-issued license to carry a concealed gun in a purse, briefcase or other fully enclosed satchel under a bill that’s getting final legislative debate. The House voted 103-15 Friday to pass the final version of Senate Bill 2394. It is expected to […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Pontotoc attorney Walter Zinn announced Friday he is qualifying in the 1st District special congressional election. Today is the deadline to qualify for the post left vacant by the death of incumbent Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, in February. Zinn is the 14th candidate to announce for the […]

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation to provide state funds for students with special needs to pursue private education options passed the Senate 30-18 Thursday. The legislation, which passed the House earlier this session, now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to sign it into law. Detractors of the […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo dentist Ed Holliday, Eupora lawyer Henry Ross, State Sen. Nancy Collins and Tishomingo County attorney Daniel Sparks all qualified Thursday for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. Congress. The four candidates are the latest to have gathered and submitted 1,000 signatures from registered voters to the Secretary of […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Legislative Budget Committee on Wednesday raised the revenue estimate for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1, by $30 million. The 14-member committee, which includes Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker Philip Gunn, also raised the estimate $101.6 million for the current fiscal […]

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Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo attorney Greg Pirkle and Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert qualified Wednesday for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat. Pirkle and Tagert are the latest candidates to have gathered and submitted 1,000 signatures from registered voters to the Secretary of State’s office. District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo, Oxford attorney Quentin Whitwell and […]

MADISON (AP) – Trial has been delayed until June 8 for a political blogger accused of photographing bedridden Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife, without permission, in a nursing home. The Clarion-Ledger reports Clayton Kelly of Pearl requested the delay. His trial had been scheduled for next week in Madison. Kelly is charged with conspiracy, attempted burglary […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – State Sen. Gray Tollison conceded it would be a long shot to pass in the final days of the current legislative session his proposal to create separate boards to oversee personnel matters at each of the eight public universities. It would take a two-thirds majority in […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The language slated to appear on the November general election ballot as an alternative to the citizen-sponsored education funding initiative is being challenged in Hinds County Circuit Court. Adrian Shipman of Oxford, a mother of two in the Oxford School District, filed the challenge Tuesday, claiming […]