Pritchett, who challenged gay marriage ban, runs for auditor

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – One of the plaintiffs who filed a federal lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s ban on...

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo has become the latest elected official to announce his intention to seek the 1st District U.S. House seat. Kelly, a Republican, is in his first term as district attorney. “My top priority is a continued focus on jobs and building […]

JACKSON (AP) – Chris McDaniel, a tea party-backed Republican who lost a U.S. Senate race last year, says he’s seeking re-election to the Mississippi Legislature. The 43-year-old attorney from Ellisville said Thursday that he will run for a third term in state Senate. He’s the first candidate in District 42, entirely in Jones County. Friday […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The state House voted 83-32 Wednesday to phase out the state income tax, which provides about 30 percent of the Mississippi general fund revenue. “I am so proud of the House members who stepped up to support such a transformative income tax cut proposal,” House Speaker […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – State Sen. Nancy Collins, R-Tupelo, has become the second state legislator in as many days to announce her candidacy for the 1st District U.S. House post. Collins will be vying in a May 12 special election to succeed Alan Nunnelee, a Tupelo Republican, who died after […]

Backed by members of the House Republican Caucus, House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, outlines a proposed individual tax elimination during a news conference at the Capitol in Jackson on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – House Republicans, led by Speaker Philip Gunn of Clinton, are proposing to phase out the Mississippi income tax – the state’s second largest source of revenue. The proposal, which House leaders said would take an estimated $1.38 billion, or 30 percent of revenue out of the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has set May 12 for the special election to fill the vacant 1st District U.S. House post. Hours after Bryant set the date of the special election, freshmen state Rep. Chris Brown, R-Aberdeen, became the first person to say definitively he will seek […]

JACKSON (AP) – Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson has qualified to run for northern district transportation commissioner. Johnson filed papers Tuesday at the Mississippi Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. He is challenging fellow Republican Mike Tagert of Starkville, who has been commissioner since 2011. The district covers the northern one-third of the state. No Democrat has […]

Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Delbert Hosemann took a little of the suspense out of this year’s elections when he announced Monday he would seek a third term as secretary of state. There had been speculation Hosemann might seek another office this year, such as challenging incumbent Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – While potential candidates await an announcement from Gov. Phil Bryant on the date of a special 1st District U.S. House election, some are removing themselves from the list. State Sen. Gray Tollison, R-Oxford, Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Jimmy Maxwell of Oxford, state Sen. David Parker, […]