By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Both Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves are voicing strong support for a program that would provide state funds for parents of special-needs children to pursue education options other than the public schools. “When only 22.5 percent of special-needs children graduate from high school, […]

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Bubba Franks, service manager at the House of Honda in Tupelo, places a new state inspection sticker on a Honda Civic certified by his service department Friday afternoon in Tupelo. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is backing legislation to eliminate inspection stickers in Mississippi.

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippians could soon be free of the annual necessity of getting a vehicle inspection sticker and the heavy fine that can be levied for one that’s expired. A committee chairman this week gave a critical boost to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ proposal to eliminate the stickers. […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Former U.S. Senate candidate and current state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced Friday night in Tupelo the creation of the United Conservatives Fund. While he will be the chairman of the PAC, he said he will not receive payments from the grassroots political action committee. “I plan on putting […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Alcorn County Chancery Clerk Bobby Marolt announced Friday that he will not seek re-election to a third term. Marolt was elected to his first term in 2007 to the seat left vacant by the death of longtime chancery clerk Larry McCollum. The only other declared candidate for the post is Greg […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Tea party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel is traveling Mississippi promoting a political action committee he formed after losing a 2014 Republican primary to longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. McDaniel, R-Ellisville, filed papers in the Mississippi secretary of state’s office Nov. 6 to create United Conservatives Fund. And […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The phrase “Common Core” would be removed from state law under legislation that passed the Mississippi House 95-21 Thursday, but that does not mean the Common Core academic standards would be replaced. House Education Committee Chairman John Moore, R-Brandon, said time and again Thursday as the […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Lafayette County Supervisor races for Districts 1 and 3 have drawn multiple candidates for each position after Mike Pickens and Robert Blackmon, respectively, announced their retirements from office. The District 1 Supervisor race has attracted six candidates. In the Democratic primary are attorney Kevin Frye, city of Oxford […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant touted the Mississippi economy during his annual State of the State address Wednesday night, but also announced programs that he said would help the state move to “a new level.” During a joint session of the Mississippi Legislature in the House chamber, the […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi, which does not allow same-sex marriages, should find a way to grant a divorce to a DeSoto County woman who married another woman in California in 2008, lawyer Carey Varnado told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday. The attorney general’s office, though, told the court that the […]