Politics

  Waveland Mayor Mike Smith becomes Republican

The official announcement drew Gov. Tate Reeves as well as leaders from all across the Coast of all political affiliations.

Senator Roger Wicker to vote against impeaching President Trump

  Jackson Human and Cultural Services asking for $10,000,000 to go towards repairs and upgrades

Mississippi congressman one of 10 House Democrats to skip State of the Union Address

Reeves: Pay raise for teachers, no new money for prisons

  3 On Your Side Investigates: Pivoting Out of Poverty

  Gov. Reeves calls for higher teacher pay, safer prisons in first State of the State address

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Medical marijuana opponent speaks out to Coast Republicans

Gov. Tate Reeves signs law to cover gap in teacher pay

Gabbard sues Clinton for defamation over ‘Russian asset’ comment

McSally’s ‘liberal hack’ comment stirs local conversation

  Tate Reeves officially becomes 65th Governor of Mississippi

  Inauguration 2020: Tate Reeves to be sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor Tuesday morning

  Six officials take the oath of office at Miss. Capitol

Six elected officials take the oath of office

US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

U.S. authorities said they made 40,620 arrests or detentions of people on the Mexico border in December

  Inaccurate gang names in MDOC database lead to questions

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has a gang database that lists errors in gang names that may have been there for years.

Medical marijuana will be on Mississippi’s November ballot

Ballot Initiative 65 is now on the ballot, but it may not be the only initiative up for consideration.

CNN settles lawsuit with Nick Sandmann

  Rep. Thompson requests investigation into MDOC: ‘There are some serious flaws in the correctional system’

  Investigators say Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords fighting in state prisons

If S.C. passes fetal heartbeat bill, one lawmaker wants the state to compensate mothers

Survivors of sex crimes could have more time to file lawsuits against their attackers in SC

  Using federal charges to put away violent criminals in Jackson

Analysis: Hosemann says he’s ready to work as Lt. Governor

Mississippi’s incoming lieutenant governor is setting an ambitious agenda for his first year in office.

  Citizens say crime is ‘ridiculous’ in Jackson

Many Jacksonians agree with U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst that something needs to be done about crime in the capital city.

  U.S. Attorney chastises Jackson officials, judges over crime in the capital city

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst had strong words for criminals, but also for officials he said are not helping the problems.

‘God bless Miss.’: Jim Hood thanks Magnolia State as he wraps up final term as Attorney General

Attorney General Jim Hood issued a note of thanks to Mississippians on Thursday.

Mississippi lawmakers respond to House impeachment vote

After the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump in a historic vote Wednesday night, several Mississippi lawmakers immediately responded.

  Mississippi Congressional leader react to latest in the impeachment process

Mississippi Congresssional leaders weigh in on impeachment latest.

  Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell will not seek re-election

Now to the city of Natchez, where Mayor Darryl Grennell speaks out for the first time since announcing he will not seek a 2nd term in office in the 2020 election. Grennell won in a landslide victory for mayor of Natchez back in 2016.

  Madison Middle School parents defend son accused of school threats: ‘He’s gentle’

His parents say he's been bullied and harassed online for months.

Desoto Co. lawmaker contests election results

A Mississippi State Representative from Southaven is asking the House of Representatives to overturn election results after what she calls an "illegitimate election.

Former public service commissioner Nielsen Cochran passes away

Former public service commission Nielsen Cochran has passed away.

  Christian Andreacchio’s family files residency suit against District Attorney

The Andreacchio family has filed suit against District Attorney Kassie Coleman, saying she doesn't live in Mississippi.

Republican Governor-elect Tate Reeves announces new web portal to hire team members

Governor-elect Tate Reeves is hoping Mississippians from all backgrounds will apply for positions in state government.

Trump defends an unlikely target: Joe Biden

Trump is responding to North Korea calling the former vice president and Democratic candidate a “rabid dog”

Former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy, a Democrat known for supporting public education, has died at age 77

A longtime lawmaker says former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy has died at age 77.

Mike Espy makes it official, announces bid for U.S. Senate

Mike Espy launched his campaign for U.S. Senate Tuesday.

  Governor-elect Tate Reeves talks future of his administration, vision for the state

The governor-elect is in the process of putting together a transition team to help create his vision for the state.

  Adams County man convicted on multiple dog fighting charges

The dog fighting bust in Adams County in 2017 garnered widespread attention. The case has now had its day in court.

  U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security holds field hearing about impacts of ICE raids

The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security held a field hearing on the impacts of the ICE raids on communities in Mississippi.

  After election day, more than one-third of the state’s sheriffs are new

Talking to two new sheriffs -- one from a small county and one from the largest county in the state about their plans and the challenges they see in the future.

  Newly-elected Mississippi Republican leaders have some policy differences

While all the statewide elected positions are going to be held by Republicans, not all of them see eye to eye on some of the big issues.

  Son of 46-year sheriff elected to sheriff’s post in Lafayette County

Voters chose Oxford Police Department Chief Joey East to serve now as Lafayette County Sheriff -- a job his father held for decades.

Darrell McQuirter taking fight over Hinds County supervisor seat to Mississippi Supreme Court

Voters in the August primary runoff election narrowly chose David Archie over McQuirter for the District 2 seat.

  Tate Reeves wins competitive race against Jim Hood for Mississippi governor

Republicans are strengthening their dominance in Mississippi by keeping the governorship and picking up the last remaining statewide office that has been held by a Democrat.

  Democratic Attorney General candidate Jennifer Riley Collins remains hopeful after defeat

Democratic Attorney General Candidate Jennifer Riley Collin was defeated by Republican candidate Lynn Fitch during Tuesday nights election.

DECISION 2019: Reeves projected to win Governor’s race

The tightly-contested gubernatorial race between Tate Reeves and Jim Hood is at the top of mind for many Mississippians who went to the polls Tuesday.

Lynn Fitch defeats Jennifer Riley Collins to become Mississippi’s next Attorney General

Mississippi’s two-term state treasurer is earning a promotion to attorney general.

Delbert Hosemann to become Mississippi’s next Lieutenant Governor

Republican Delbert Hosemann has defeated upstart Democrat Jay Hughes to become Mississippi's next lieutenant governor.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Governor votes by county

Check out which counties favored which candidate below with our interactive map.

DECISION 2019: What to know before you vote

Polls open for the General Election at 7 a.m. Tuesday, November 5. All Mississippians voting at the polls are required to show a photo ID card.

Mississippi governor’s race most competitive in years

Hood, Reeves and two lesser-known candidates are competing on Tuesday’s ballot to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.

General election day reminders and contact information

Polls open for the 2019 General Election at 7 a.m. Tuesday, November 5.

  Judge Tomie Green throws out petition to make Jackson follow Civil Service orders on sidelined cops

Judge Tomie Green tosses petition to compel the city to comply with the Civil Service Commission's order to return 11 officers to regular duty without a hearing,

  Several factors will impact Mississippi’s general election

The elephant in the room ahead of Tuesday’s general election is the state’s method for choosing statewide elected officials

Nonpartisan group offers free rides to election polls

Mississippi M.O.V.E. is offering residents in the Gulfport, Jackson and metro Hattiesburg areas free rides to the polls to cast their ballot in the 2019 General Election.

WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence speaks at campaign rally for Tate Reeves

Vice President Mike Pence was on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Monday lending his name and voice in support of Tate Reeves.

  Mississippi’s race for Attorney General will be history-making

The race for Attorney General is set to make history, no matter the outcome.

US judge not blocking multistep Mississippi election system

A federal judge has ruled that he will not immediately block Mississippi’s unique, multistep process for electing a governor and other statewide officials.

Pres. Trump makes stop in Tupelo ahead of Miss. Governor race

Days before Mississippi’s gubernatorial election, President Donald Trump will be in Tupelo for a rally.

  Statewide candidates make pitches to business leaders at MEC’s Hobnob event

The Mississippi Economic Council's Hobnob has been bringing politicians and business leaders together for the last 18 years.But it takes on new meaning in statewide election years.

  Landowner, City of Clinton at odds over rundown property downtown

The city issued Wiggins around 1,400 code violations fines, but only two held up in court.

  3 On Your Side: Voting Reminders

We're on your side with what you need to know before you cast your ballot in the general election.

Twenty-five current and former agents file lawsuit against Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics over experience pay

Twenty-five agents have brought a lawsuit against the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics asking for backpay allowed them by Senate Bill 2500.

  'It’s all non-stop’: Voters weigh in on how the constant campaigning is impacting them

We've been on your side with the latest updates throughout this year's statewide elections. Now, we want to hear from the voters.

VP Mike Pence to appear at Biloxi campaign rally for Tate Reeves

A spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence says he will campaign in Mississippi for the Republican nominee for governor.

NBC News, SurveyMonkey poll shows Tate Reeves with lead in gubernatorial race

The NBC News|SurveyMonkey Mississippi Poll was conducted online from Tuesday, October 8 until Tuesday, October 22.

Clerks have Saturday hours for Mississippi absentee voting

Circuit clerks' offices in Mississippi are open on Saturdays for people to cast absentee ballots.

Latest Mason-Dixon poll shows Reeves holds slight lead over Hood

Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves holds a slight lead over Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.

  Analyst: Turnout could play big part in upcoming Mississippi elections

In some elections, you see folks reference polling or predictions - but what about history?

Retired colonel aims to be first black female AG in Mississippi

Jennifer Riley Collins believes the people of Mississippi deserve a proven protector. That’s why she says she is running for the state’s attorney general.

  Gubernatorial candidates question campaign contribution motives

Jim Hood stood alongside a chart that was labeled “Tate Reeves Wheel of Legal Corruption” at a press conference Wednesday.

  Jim Hood criticizes Tate Reeves’ education ad

Jim Hood called a press conference to further express concern over the Reeves ad.

  Tate Reeves and Jim Hood discuss education, taxes in second Miss. governor’s debate

Tuesday marks three weeks until election day and the gubernatorial candidates faced off for the second debate in less than two weeks Monday night.

  U.S. District Judge hears oral arguments in Mississippi election lawsuit

A federal judge is now considering a Mississippi election lawsuit. Oral arguments in court Friday morning, just more than three weeks before the general election.

  Election lawsuit questions Mississippi Constitutional provision ahead of general election

A group of Mississippians will have their election lawsuit heard in federal court this week.

Voter registration deadline is Monday in Mississippi

The secretary of state’s office says Monday is the last day for people to go in person to register to vote. Circuit clerks’ offices are scheduled to be open until 5 p.m. that day.

  Mississippi Gubernatorial race continues to ramp up ahead of November general election

You've seen the ads and now the clock is ticking ahead of Mississippi's statewide elections.

President Donald Trump endorses Tate Reeves for governor

President Trump says that Reeves is strong on crime, tough on illegal immigration and will protect the Second Amendment.

Millsaps College, Chism Strategies survey examines issues of relevance in state politics

The ninth Millsaps College and Chism Strategies State of the State Survey examines issues of relevance in state politics.