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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — The decision to not fund local school districts during the 2017 regular session apparently was made... [Read More]
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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Mississippi has a low work force participation rate, at least in part because it has more... [Read More]
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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, said recently the only revenue available during the 2017 session to... [Read More]
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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Two bills advanced Wednesday in the Mississippi Legislature designed to ease overcrowding in the Lee County... [Read More]
Back in the day, then-House Appropriations Chair Charlie Capps, D-Cleveland, was seldom seen without his cigar. Smoking was much more permissible, and even in areas... [Read More]
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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — The Senate Appropriations Committee is depending on money from lawsuit settlements made by Attorney General Jim... [Read More]
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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant won one and lost one Monday in the Mississippi Legislature in efforts to... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Legislative budget writers, looking for positive revenue trends, as they work during the 2017 session to... [Read More]
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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Legislation that would have shortened the school year by 10 days died Thursday when it was... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — One of the key bills that would greatly enhance Gov. Phil Bryant's power hit a snag... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Legislation to rewrite the landmark Mississippi Adequate Education Program, a priority for both Speaker Philip Gunn... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, could continue using a computer application... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — By razor-thin margins, three bills were passed Thursday that would greatly increase the power of Gov.... [Read More]
This time last year Gov. Phil Bryant was unequivocally opposed to enacting a lottery in Mississippi. "I am not for it," he said simply when... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The effort of the Republican leadership of the Legislature to remove civil service protection for state... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The House rejected late Wednesday a proposal by Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, aimed at trying to... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — The Mississippi House changed its mind again on legislation designed to force retailers to collect for... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — The fact that Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, has made no secret of his opposition to enacting... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Revenue Commissioner Herb Frierson says internet retail giant Amazon is not receiving any special compensation to... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A bill that would mandate internet companies to collect and remit to the state revenue from... [Read More]
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