By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – With a long statewide election season just complete, another – the one with the biggest ballot of them all – looms on the horizon in 2015. And while most state government incumbents elected statewide have confirmed they’ll be running for re-election to their current offices, some […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Supporters of an education funding initiative expected to be on the November 2015 ballot say Gov. Phil Bryant’s budget proposal, which he recently released, illustrates the reason Mississippians who support public education should vote for the initiative. “Governor Bryant’s budget once again shortchanges Mississippi’s school children,” […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant is pushing a $3 million plan to pay for community college for students who earn a technical diploma in high school. Bryant first floated the proposal earlier this month while speaking at Nissan Motor Co. in Canton and repeated it Monday when he made his […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal As immigration advocates welcomed temporary relief, Northeast Mississippi’s congressional delegation blasted President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The president announced a number of immigration-related measures in a televised speech Thursday night, but much of the attention has focused on an expansion of the deferred action program currently open […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 21 from a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. In 2013, DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. ruled that the Mississippi Constitution and statutes prevented him from granting […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A federal appeals court said Thursday that it won’t reconsider its earlier ruling that a 2012 Mississippi abortion law is unconstitutional. The decision means the law remains blocked and Mississippi’s only abortion clinic remains open. The law required abortion doctors to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Voters on the north end of Lee County will return to the polls Nov. 25 to decide who will be their next Justice Court judge. Seven candidates squared off in the general election earlier this month for the District 1 seat left vacant when Judge Pat Carr decided […]

By Alan Fram Associated Press WASHINGTON – Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats in the chamber. In a closed-door meeting of House Democrats, Pelosi was re-elected by voice vote in a race […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing a tax cut for low-to-moderate income Mississippians as part of his budget recommendation released Monday. Bryant’s proposal is to provide a sliding tax credit, based on a filer’s tax liability, to those eligible for the federal earned income tax credit established […]