By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The 2016 legislative session moved a group of passionate parents from all over the state to form a pro-public education political action committee. The nonpartisan group, Mississippi Public Education PAC, plans to push for the election of legislators who support public education as well as legislative support […]

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Sports and demon chipmunks are the topics du jour in Jackson right now. On this week’s episode, Daily Journal Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison discusses how Mississippi is studying ways to regulate and gain revenue from the fantasy sports industry. Also, the “demon chipmunk” case went before the state Supreme Court last week.

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A Lee County woman with politics in her blood will be among the delegates gathering this week in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. The Democratic National Convention begins today and lasts until Thursday. KC Grist, of Tupelo, will be among the state […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Does Hillary Clinton really have a chance of winning Mississippi’s six electoral votes? Not likely. Are Democrats more competitive in the Magnolia State’s presidential contest than they used to be? Maybe. Will Clinton fare better against Donald Trump in Mississippi than in every neighboring state? The prognosticators all […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The mental health safety net across North Mississippi is stressed out. North Mississippi State Hospital didn’t lose any beds in the last round of budget cuts, but it has been pushed to the brink to maintain services. “We are on the edge of the cliff,” said Dr. Paul Callens, […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Southern District Supreme Court Justice Michael Randolph suggested during last week’s oral arguments to let the voters of Mississippi decide whether to allow the so-called “demon chipmunk” to continue to operate within the state Capitol. The “demon chipmunk” is the term that has been used to […]

By Ashley F.G. Norwood Mississippi Today PHILIDELPHIA – The Neshoba County Fair opened Friday, and memories run deep about this Mississippi institution. “As a child I would even walk from my house to the fairgrounds when my mom and dad didn’t want to go as early as I did,” laughed Douglas Johnson, Neshoba County Fair […]

By Kate Royals Mississippi Today JACKSON – A group of Mississippi lawmakers is making moves to pass legislation that would intensify the penalties for those convicted of assaulting or murdering law enforcement officers. State Sen. Philip Moran, R-Kiln, and Sen. Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport, announced on Wednesday they are drafting a bill seeking to do just […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Emails disclosed in a lawsuit over a blocked Mississippi law that protects religious objections to same-sex marriage show a Christian legal group asked Gov. Phil Bryant to institute the protections through an executive order in 2015. The emails were filed in court this week by opponents who persuaded […]