FLOWOOD (AP) – About 150 members of Mississippi’s Army and Air National Guard will provide support during the presidential inauguration Friday. Officials say they left from Flowood on Wednesday. The Sun Herald reports the soldiers and airmen will help with traffic control, crowd management, communications, public affairs and chaplain support operations. Officials estimate up to […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High senior Keith Franklin was skeptical when he found out the school’s marching band would have to raise $100,000 in just under a month’s time. But on Wednesday night, Franklin boarded a bus to Washington, D.C., to march in the inaugural parade on Friday. “It’s just […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A day after Attorney General Jim Hood garnered $26 million in lawsuit settlement funds for Mississippi’s cash-strapped general fund, efforts by the House leadership to limit his ability to file lawsuits was voted down by the full chamber. By a narrow 60-58 margin Wednesday, the House […]

By William Moore Daily Journal JACKSON – State Senator Chad McMahan introduced a bill last week that would enhance the penalties for someone committing a crime against a uniformed first responder. “It allows judges and juries to hand out enhanced penalties when the victim is a uniformed policeman, fireman or medical personnel; whether they are […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, hundreds of thousands of women are expected to descend on Washington, D.C. to march for women’s rights. Among them will be 15-year-old Flannery Plum of Amory. Plum is just […]

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By Larrison Campbell Mississippi Today JACKSON – The Division of Medicaid now says it needs $88.9 million to plug budget gaps. The request came Wednesday in the wake of another round of statewide budget cuts from Gov. Phil Bryant. Last week, Bryant cut most state agencies by 1.4 percent, which amounted to an approximately $13.9 […]

Daily Journal WASHINGTON – Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., will serve as a counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., McConnell announced recently. “I am honored to continue serving on the Senate Republican leadership team,” Wicker said. “The opportunity to sit at that table means that Mississippi has an even bigger voice on the issues […]

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant discusses his legislative priorities and the state’s general fiscal status during his State of the State address Tuesday in the House chamber at the Capitol in Jackson. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

(Scroll to the bottom of the story to read Bryant’s entire speech. It may take a few moments to load.) By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday it might be time to enact a state lottery to prevent money from leaving the state by Mississippians going to neighboring […]

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New Jersey-based EdBuild presented its education funding formula for Mississippi’s public schools on Monday. Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison breaks down what transpired during the hearing, which produced more questions than it provided answers.