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Senator Roger Wicker to vote against impeaching President Trump

Mississippi's other U.S. Senator, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, indicated she would vote no on impeachment as well.

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

Medical marijuana opponent speaks out to Coast Republicans

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

  Tate Reeves officially becomes 65th Governor of Mississippi

  Six officials take the oath of office at Miss. Capitol

Medical marijuana will be on Mississippi’s November ballot

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Miss. Board of Health expresses ‘strong opposition’ to medical marijuana ballot initiative

  Mississippi congressmen respond to rumors of “World War 3” and military draft

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

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

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

Mississippi lawmakers respond to House impeachment vote

  Mississippi Congressional leader react to latest in the impeachment process

Mississippi Congresssional leaders weigh in on impeachment latest.

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.

  More than half of Mississippi’s schoolchildren didn’t score ‘kindergarten-ready’

The Mississippi Department of Education released the Fall 2019 Kindergarten-Readiness Assessment results, with only 36.6% of students scoring ‘kindergarten-ready’ this year.

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

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

  Adams County man convicted on multiple dog fighting charges

  Newly-elected Mississippi Republican leaders have some policy differences

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

  Tate Reeves wins competitive race against Jim Hood for Mississippi governor

  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.

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.

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.

General election day reminders and contact information

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

  Jim Hood makes last-minute campaign stop in the Mississippi Delta

Hood says his polls show him up by 4% in the race, with 12% of voters undecided.

  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.

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.

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.

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.

  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.

  3 On Your Side Exclusive: HUD Secretary Ben Carson weighs in on whistleblower and impeachment

President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson, was in Jackson as news of Rudy Guiliani being subpoenaed to appear before the House broke.

  Colleges around metro registering young voters on National Voter Registration Day

The deadline to register is October 7.

  Debating from a Distance: Gubernatorial candidates trade jabs on the campaign trail

It was debating at a distance for Tate Reeves and Jim Hood on Wednesday.

  Hero police officer sues City of Pearl to get his job back

Veteran officer Dave McCarley is suing the Pearl Police Department to get his job back.

  Hood calls for preschool, teacher pay, higher K-12 spending

Hood, Mississippi's attorney general, detailed some of his plans Tuesday to reporters after appearing at a school in Greenville.

  Gubernatorial candidates debating debate details ahead of general election

There's a debate about where, when and how many times Tate Reeves and Jim Hood will debate before the November 5 election.

Mississippi governor candidates agree on 1 debate date

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates before the Nov. 5 election.

  Lt. Governor candidates square off in debate

Lt. Governor candidates Jay Hughes and Delbert Hosemann square off in a debate.

Phil Bryant endorses Lynn Fitch in Attorney General race

Fitch defeated attorney Andy Taggart in a party primary runoff and will face Democrat Jennifer Riley Collins in the Nov. 5 general election.

Waller will not endorse candidate in general election

Reeves will face Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two other candidates in November.

  Democratic candidates stump for votes ahead of general election

Statewide candidates are keeping the campaign trail hot with just more than two months to go until the general election.

  Jim Hood reacts to Tate Reeves’ victory in GOP governor run-off election

The general election will be held November 5th.

DECISION 2019: Primary Runoff Election Results

As numbers come in throughout the evening, these results will update.

Fitch wins Republican nomination for attorney general

Two-term state Treasurer Lynn Fitch has won the Republican nomination for Mississippi attorney general.

AP: Reeves wins GOP runoff for governor

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has won the Republican nomination for governor.

INTERACTIVE MAP: See Mississippi’s gubernatorial vote county-by-county

See Mississippi’s gubernatorial vote county-by-county

Waller campaign hits four counties on eve of runoff

The Republican gubernatorial candidate said he had a positive response in Tate, Grenada and Madison counties, where he ended the day.

Tate Reeves makes final push for votes ahead of runoff election

Tate Reeves is making a final push for votes from the top to the bottom of the state.

Congressman Trent Kelly endorses Delbert Hosemann in bid for Lieutenant Governor

The General Election in Mississippi is November 5, 2019.

  Reeves and Waller debate less than a week ahead of runoff election

With less than a week till the primary runoff elections, Tate Reeve and Bill Waller, Jr. squared off for a 30 minute debate Wednesday.

Colendula Green endorses Victor Mason for Hinds County Sheriff

Victor Mason, the current Hinds County Sheriff, and former Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance face off in the Democratic runoff Tuesday night.

  Tate Reeves prepares for primary runoff

Tate Reeves is preparing for the primary runoff election that's one week from today.

  Former Governor Haley Barbour among those supporting Tate Reeves in GOP Gubernatorial runoff

Tate Reeves is joined by several GOP elected officials supporting him ahead of the August 27 runoff.

  Fitch vs. Taggart: All eyes on the GOP battle for Attorney General

Lynn Fitch and Andy Taggart are making their final pitches to voters as they approach one week till the primary runoff.

Chris McDaniel endorses Tate Reeves for Miss. governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has been endorsed by Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel.

Robert Foster endorses Bill Waller ahead of primary runoff for Mississippi Governor

Foster was eliminated in the primary on August 6. In that primary, Reeves received 49% of the vote, while Waller received 33% and Foster 18%

Jim Hood wins Democratic gubernatorial primary, gears up general election

This week, a group called Mississippi Strong -- a political action committee -- launched an ad campaign attacking what they call Hood’s liberal alliances.

Reeves, Waller headed for runoff in Mississippi

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. are headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination for governor.

GOP race for Mississippi governor a close call on election day

Tuesday is Election Day in Mississippi. It’s the state’s primary election, and the most-watched race is the Republican primary for governor.

  Gubernatorial candidates speak at Neshoba County Fair

Neshoba County Fair political speeches are considered one of the last big campaign stops ahead of next Tuesday's election.

  Lt. Governor candidates make their pitches to voters at the Neshoba County Fair

The race that drew a big crowd Wednesday was the Lt. Governor’s race, and it’s not expected to be a primary fight.

Primary Election Day: Contact information and reminders

Polls open for the 2019 Primary Election at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6.

Reeves holds lead over Waller in latest Mason-Dixon poll; still short of 50% needed to avoid runoff

Statewide, 41% of likely Republican primary voters support Reeves and 31% back Waller, but third-place candidate Robert Foster is drawing 13% of the vote.

Education: Here’s where Mississippi’s gubernatorial candidates stand

How do the candidates in this year’s gubernatorial race compare on the most important issues facing our state? We’ve searched their campaign literature and posted snippets of their platforms for comparison. Here's where they stand on the topic of education.

  Did the GOP Gubernatorial debate move the needle for voters?

How effective were the messages from Robert Foster, Tate Reeves and Bill Waller, Jr.?

  Supreme Court rules federal courts can’t police partisan gerrymandering

The United States Supreme Court says federal courts can't police gerrymandering challenges.The Court says it's a political issue...not a judicial one.

Two charged in Canton voter fraud case enter Pre-Trial Diversion Program

Two of the people charged in the Canton voter fraud investigation will enter a Pre-Trial Diversion Program.

  Mississippi Hospital Association proposes $20 per month insurance plan

“Mississippi Cares” would give low-paid, non-disabled adults working to provide for their families access to a plan that would mirror the Medicaid plan benefits for adults.

State Auditor report reveals outside-the-classroom spending up, despite fewer teachers and students

The State Auditor is calling attention to the way your taxpayer dollars are being spent in Mississippi schools. It turns out that less than 60 percent of the total K-12 spending ends up going into the classrooms.

MDOC Commissioner among leaders supporting cellphone jamming legislation

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner among leaders around the nation supporting federal legislation to use cellphone jamming systems to stop use behind bars.

Bill banning abortions when fetal heartbeat detected heads to Governor

Senate Bill 2116 provides an exemption for cases of medical emergencies.

  More Democratic presidential candidates expected to campaign in Mississippi

Elizabeth Warren's town hall may be the first of many presidential hopeful visits to Mississippi.