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  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.

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

MDOC Commissioner among leaders supporting cellphone jamming legislation

Bill banning abortions when fetal heartbeat detected heads to Governor

  More Democratic presidential candidates expected to campaign in Mississippi

Investigation ongoing after nooses found at State Capitol

  In an exclusive interview, Mayor Lumumba addresses the ongoing issues with Jackson’s water bills and meters

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DECISION 2019: Qualifying list of candidates for statewide elections released

Republican Andy Taggart announces run for MS Attorney General

Petition to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi gaining thousands of signatures

  Brandon Mayor Butch Lee announces candidacy for Central District Transportation Commissioner

Hood holds narrow lead over Reeves in latest Mason-Dixon poll

Mississippi bill banning abortions once fetal heartbeat is detected advances

  Democrats encouraged by added support for Medicaid expansion

Democratic lawmakers are presenting their healthcare agenda for the 2019 legislative session.

  Governor Phil Bryant delivers his final State of the State address

Governor Phil Bryant delivered his eighth and final State of the State address.

  Mississippi will have a major political mix-up following 2019 elections

There will be a game of political musical chairs in Mississippi in 2019 and at least five of the state's top statewide offices will have new occupants.

College students push for voting reforms in Mississippi

The Millennial Action Project held a GENSummit on college voting at the Capitol Saturday.

  Legislative Democrats present 2019 agenda priorities

  Lawmakers discuss expectations on day one of 2019 legislative session

Hernando legislator enters race for governor

  Lt. Governor Tate Reeves makes gubernatorial bid official

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in as first woman elected to represent Mississippi

  Speaker Philip Gunn looks ahead to 2019 legislative session

DECISION 2018 | THE RUNOFF: Mid-morning update

Polls are open until 7:00 p.m. Voters standing in line at 7 p.m. are entitled to vote.

  Mike Espy holds final rally on election eve

Hundreds attend final rally for MIke Espy

  President Trump rallies support for Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of U.S. Senate runoff

On the eve of the runoff election, U.S. Senate candidates Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy are making their final pushes to get voters.

DECISION 2018: What to know before you vote

Mike Espy and Cindy Hyde-Smith face off in the Nov. 27 runoff election, which will decide who serves out the final two years of Sen. Thad Cochran’s term.

  Mike Espy winds down campaign before Tuesday’s Senate runoff

Inside the restaurant he greeted a few voters, as well as the media.

Trump tweets support of Mississippi senator ahead of runoff

President Donald Trump has tweeted support for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a day before he plans to campaign with the fellow Republican in Mississippi ahead of her runoff against a Democrat.

President Trump heads back to Mississippi in support of Hyde-Smith

He’ll be making two campaign stops for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. Senate runoff. The republican is facing democrat Mike Espy in the runoff election Tuesday, November 27. The winner of the runoff election completes the term of former Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran.

  Long lines of voters wait to cast absentee ballots ahead of U.S. Senate runoff

People voting absentee cast their ballots Saturday morning at their circuit clerk’s offices. There was a long line at the office in Jackson.

  Espy hopes to drum up support over holiday weekend

The former Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture kicked off a “Get Out The Vote Weekend of Action”. About 20 of his supporters took to the phones at his campaign headquarters in Jackson.

  POLL: Who do you think won the Mississippi U.S. Senate Debate | (WATCH FULL DEBATE)

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy faced off in the U.S. Senate Debate Tuesday.

DECISION 2018 | THE RUNOFF: Mississippi U.S. Senate Debate

WATCH the debate at 7 pm on WLBT or CLICK HERE to watch it streaming on your mobile device

USM student group calls for Hyde-Smith to resign

A University of Southern Mississippi student group is calling for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith to resign following recent controversial comments the senator made.

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Espy campaign respond to video of her joking about voter suppression

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and the Espy campaign are responding to a new video that has surfaced of Hyde-Smith making comments allegedly regarding voter suppression.

  Campaigning continues with 13 days until the Senate special election runoff

Candidates continue to reach out to voters with less than two weeks until the runoff election.

Mike Espy accepts invitation to debate opponent Cindy Hyde-Smith on WLBT

The invitation outlined the plans for the event to be widely available, including television and radio broadcasts.

  Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith releases statement on ‘public hanging’ comment

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” Hyde-Smith said surrounded by rancher Colin Hutchinson and supporters at a November 2nd gathering in Tupelo.

  Absentee voting time frame will be limited ahead of run-off election

Elected officials discuss voting access in Mississippi, specifically absentee voting ahead of the runoff and some proposed changes to the process.

  Democrat Mike Espy hits campaign trail as runoff begins

The special election race for the U-S senate seat is now in overtime. Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy were the top vote getters and are now in a runoff.

  Watch candidates’ victory speeches here

Tuesday, thousands went to the polls and exercised their right to vote.

Runoff will decide Senate special election in Mississippi

No candidate received a majority of the vote in Tuesday’s special election to determine who will fill the remainder of Sen. Thad Cochran's term in the U.S. Senate.

  Local reactions to suspicious packages investigation

Mississippians are reacting to the suspicious package investigation.

  Gaming Commission reports big revenue for Vicksburg

According to the Mississippi Gaming Commission, the casinos in the month of September had wagers totaling over $2.9 million -- that translates to over $470,000 in taxable revenue.

  Latest polling shows likelihood of Senate special election runoff

It's two week until the midterm elections and new polling shows that Mississippi's special Senate election will likely head into a runoff.

Ivanka Trump coming to Mississippi to discuss early childhood education

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, will be in Mississippi this week.

Tennessee, Mississippi among states most difficult to vote in

A new study reveals two Mid-South states are in the bottom three for the most difficult states in which to vote.

  What’s behind the latest Mississippi job numbers?

Mississippi's latest job numbers are out but some who are working with job seekers say the stats don't tell the full story.

  Governor appoints board of directors for Mississippi Lottery

Governor Phil Bryant appoints five members to Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors.

  Mississippi school and district grades approved for 2018

District and school grades are now easier to view with an interactive online report card.

  Mississippi Senate committee holds hearing on lifetime voting ban concerns

Mississippi is one of only four states imposing a lifetime voting ban on everyone convicted of certain crimes.More than half of those folks have completed their sentences.

  New poll released with Senate special election projections

New polling is released with just more than a month until the Senate special election.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood officially announces run for governor

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has issued a statement regarding his run for governor.

“Very irresponsibly, I was looking at the dang Twitter feed": Rep. Greg Snowden maintains he was not inebriated after DUI arrest

Snowden failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breath test at the station. He was booked around 3:00 p.m.

Mississippi lawmakers consider preliminary budget request from state agencies

Lawmakers hold budget hearings to begin crafting next year's budget.

Mississippi agency says it won’t buy from Nike over ads

Mississippi agency says it won’t buy from Nike over ads

Plan to divide oil spill money going to Mississippi governor

Mississippi lawmakers are sending the governor a plan to divide nearly $700 million from an oil spill settlement, with most of the money going to coastal counties.