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By William Moore Daily Journal OXFORD – Bill Williams is no longer a defendant in a wrongful termination suit filed in September by former Saltillo Assistant Police Chief Prentice Brown. Senior U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson dismissed Williams this week from both the First Amendment free speech retaliation and the malicious interference claims. In his […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear in an expedited manner the arguments from legislative leaders that a Hinds County judge did not have the authority to change the language on the ballot for their alternative to a citizen-sponsored education funding initiative. The state’s highest […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau The United States Constitution does not place many restrictions on candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives. The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office points out that Article 1, Section 2 of the federal Constitution says to run for Congress a candidate must have lived in the United […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A majority of Mississippians supports joining the 30 other states in expanding Medicaid, according to a survey conducted by longtime pollster Mason-Dixon. The poll, conducted April 21 through April 23, found that by a 54-41 percent margin and 5 percent undecided that Mississippians favored expanding Medicaid […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant says no court should have the power to reword how the Legislature phrased its version of an education funding ballot initiative. The citizen-led Initiative 42 would require lawmakers to fund “an adequate and efficient system of free public schools.” People could sue if funding falls […]

Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Eight of the 13 candidates vying in the special election for the 1st District U.S. House seat have placed at least $75,000 of their own money either through loans or direct funding into their campaigns. The leader in self-funding is emergency room physician Starner Jones, who has put $475,000 […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Even as former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough is taking over the state’s economic development efforts, there will be one less person working to attract jobs to Northeast Mississippi. MDA announced intentions to close its eight regional economic development offices, including the one located in the Renasant […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Later this month, eight of the members of the 12-member Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning will be appointees of Gov. Phil Bryant. And if Bryant wins re-election later this year, as expected, he will become the first governor to have appointed all […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Before Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert decided to run for Congress, the father of four children, ranging in ages from 1 to 8, got on the Internet to determine the number of days he would be in Washington, D.C., away from his family. He essentially determined he […]