Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, May 2, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Daily Journal reports TUPELO – Donald Trump for Mississippi Campaign Manager Mitch Tyner will be at South restaurant at noon today to speak on behalf of Donald Trump’s campaign. Signs and bumper stickers will be available. The event is described as a “low-key” public forum.

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The uncertainty about the state budget for the quickly approaching new fiscal year, starting July 1, might have intensified, based on three official opinions recently issued by the office of Attorney General Jim Hood. The official opinions, issued upon the request of the Secretary of State’s […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant was among a group of Republican governors meeting with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Bryant met with Trump in New York Tuesday alongside Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. Spokesman Clay Chandler declined to say what […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus and Paul Holston Associated Press WASHINGTON – Protesters gathered Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag a vestige of slavery and urged Congress to erase it. “This is a stain on all of us,” said Aunjanue Ellis, an actress who lives in Pike County, […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Both House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who presides over the Senate, said at the end of the 2016 session they wanted to form a special committee to take a comprehensive look at the state’s tax laws. But more than 50 days after […]

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Legislative leaders are looking for ways to further strengthen a committee designed to provide oversight of the state bid process, with Rep. Jerry Turner, R-Baldwyn, leading the way. Daily Journal Capitol Bureau Chief Bobby Harrison examines that issue, and he also discusses the ongoing budget battle and how it’s affecting what services state agencies can […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – One judge will hear all three challenges to a Mississippi law that will let clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Each lawsuit originally had been assigned to a different federal judge. Two have been shifted to U.S. District Judge […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Even as federal officials continue to investigate the alleged scheme where former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps received bribes for the awarding of contracts to private companies, legislative leaders say they are looking for ways to further strengthen a committee designed to provide oversight […]

Daily Journal WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of James H. Meredith’s “March Against Fear” during the civil rights movement. The resolution is authored by U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. Shaheen, New Hampshire’s senior senator, is a graduate of the University of […]