Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Mississippi Legislature As Cases Surge Across State
State News
Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Mississippi Legislature As Cases Surge Across State
2020-07-07 13:32:50
by Gaspard Le Dem

Health officials are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak in Mississippi's state legislature after several lawmakers tested positive for coronavirus last week. House Speaker Philip Gunn, a Republican, announced on Sunday that he had contracted the virus after coming into contact with... Read More

Democrats, Biden Look to Accelerate Southern Political Shift
Political News
Democrats, Biden Look to Accelerate Southern Political Shift

ATLANTA (AP) — From Mississippi retiring its state flag to local governments removing Confederate statues from public spaces, a bipartisan push across the South is chipping away at reminders of the Civil War and Jim Crow segregation. Now, during a national reckoning on racism,... Read More

It’s Official, Mississippi Passes Bill to Retire State Flag With Confederate Symbol
State News
It’s Official, Mississippi Passes Bill to Retire State Flag With Confederate Symbol

BILOXI, Miss. — The Mississippi Senate joined the House on Sunday in a historic vote to take down the 1894 state flag with its Confederate battle emblem and ask Mississippi voters to approve a new flag in November. House Bill... Read More

Census Bureau to Restart Operations in Rural Areas of Country
Census
Census Bureau to Restart Operations in Rural Areas of Country

After suspending most of its operations in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Census Bureau announced Monday it plans to restart some of its fieldwork in rural areas around the country. Those operations had been delayed through early June,... Read More

Control of State Houses, Legislatures and Fate of Ballot Initiatives to Be Decided Tuesday
Elections
Control of State Houses, Legislatures and Fate of Ballot Initiatives to Be Decided Tuesday
2019-11-01 17:06:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, November 5, voters in two states will cast their vote for governor, while in four states, the makeup of the legislature will be determined -- noteworthy all on their own because they will have a significant... Read More

Hood Prevails in Mississippi's Democratic Primary for Governor; GOP Runoff Looms
State News
Hood Prevails in Mississippi's Democratic Primary for Governor; GOP Runoff Looms
2019-08-07 20:26:23
by Dan McCue

Jim Hood, Mississippi's four-term attorney general, beat seven rivals Tuesday night to become the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor, while on the Republican side, second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves faces a runoff in three weeks against former state Supreme Court... Read More

Mississippi Pol Denies Female Reporter Access Citing ‘Billy Graham Rule’
In The News
Mississippi Pol Denies Female Reporter Access Citing ‘Billy Graham Rule’

Robert Foster, a first-term Mississippi state representative running for governor, declined to allow a female reporter to cover a campaign trip — that is, unless she brought a male colleague with her. Foster said in a tweet that the rejection... Read More

Lawsuit Claims Mississippi Employs Racist Means to Keep Blacks Out of Statewide Office
Litigation
Lawsuit Claims Mississippi Employs Racist Means to Keep Blacks Out of Statewide Office
2019-05-30 20:27:42
by Dan McCue

A federal lawsuit filed in Jackson, Mississippi claims the state unlawfully continues to employ a racist provision inserted in its constitution in the 1890s to prevent African Americans from being elected governor or to any other statewide office. In a... Read More

Thad Cochran, Longtime Southern Gentleman of the Senate, Dies at 81
In The News
Thad Cochran, Longtime Southern Gentleman of the Senate, Dies at 81
2019-05-30 20:13:40
by Dan McCue

Former Senator Thad Cochran, R-Miss., who served in Congress for more than 45 years and was renowned for his Southern refinement and willingness to reach across the aisle to get things done, died Thursday morning at the age of 81.... Read More

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