By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Marked for death by Republicans, Democrat Cecil Brown may end up playing a critical role when he takes up his new post as public service commissioner representing the Central District. Four years ago, the Democrat was dethroned from his perch as chairman of the House Education Committee and […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant and state economist Darrin Webb both said last week it is hard to explain why state income tax revenue continues to grow, but sales tax revenue is sluggish. After all, if there is more income to tax, it stands to reason people would […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Republicans’ super majority in the Mississippi House has been thwarted – at least for now – by incumbent Rep. Bo Eaton’s good fortune of drawing the long straw Friday to break the tie for the District 79 House seat. Eaton of Taylorsville, a five-term incumbent, […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Congressman Trent Kelly’s first 100 days in office often felt like 10 years, sometimes 10 minutes. At the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum on Friday, Kelly spoke about his first days in office at Wake Up! Tupelo hosted by Community Development Foundation. “It’s been such an invigorating process,” […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – United States Congressman Trent Kelly will be the guest speaker at Wake Up! Tupelo/Lee County from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Elvis Presley Birthplace. Kelly will discuss news from Capitol Hill as well as his first 100 days in office. The event is hosted by the Community Development Foundation. […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The drawing of straws, not a coin toss, will be the next step in determining whether Republicans have a super majority (three-fifths majority) in the Mississippi House. Gov. Phil Byrant and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will determine the winner of the House District 79 post […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Pharmacists who sell execution drugs to the Mississippi prison system would face protests or other pressure if their names were released to the public, a state attorney told the state Supreme Court Tuesday. An attorney representing a group that opposes the death penalty said, though, that the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The state revenue estimate was lowered Monday by $64.9 million for the current fiscal year, raising the specter of mid-year budget cuts to state agencies. “We are going to have to watch it very carefully,” said Gov. Phil Bryant Monday after meeting with members of the […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi’s Phil Bryant is joining several other governors in saying they want to block the federal government from putting any Syrian refugees in their states. However, Lavinia Limon, president and CEO of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigration, said states don’t have any legal authority to […]