Brandon Presley joins race for Mississippi governor

Democrat Brandon Presley says he is running for Mississippi governor this year because he believes state government and the current Republican governor are disconnected from the needs of working people. Presley is his fourth term as a Mississippi utilities regulator, and he is a distant... Read More.

Governor Bans TikTok on State Devices

No more TikTok on state-issued cellphones. Or laptops. Governor Reeves has told agency and department heads he’s banning the video-sharing mobile app on those devices and ordering access to TikTok blocked on the state’s network because of its ties to the Chinese government.  Reeves... Read More.

Former Governor Injured in Yazoo Wreck

Photo credit: Rogelio V. Solis - The Associated Press   Haley Barbour is in a Jackson hospital recovering from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Yazoo County.  The Highway Patrol says the former governor was on a county road near his home Wednesday afternoon when... Read More.

Governor Reopens Qualifying For Circuit Judge

Governor Reeves announced Friday that candidate qualifying is being reopened for Circuit Judge, District 5, Place 2 following the death of Judge George Mitchell in April.   Mitchell was the only candidate who had qualified to run for that judgeship which covers Attala, Carroll, Choctaw,... Read More.

Governor signs state’s largest income tax cut

Mississippi residents will pay lower income taxes, beginning in 2023. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed a bill that will reduce the state income tax over four years. It is the largest income tax cut in the state's history. Supporters say a significant tax cut could... Read More.

Income Tax Cut Headed For Governor

The Mississippi Legislature has sent Governor Reeves the largest tax cut in state history.  The bill would trim the state income tax to a single four per cent bracket over a four-year period.  Mississippi currently has tax brackets of four and five per cent. ... Read More.

Governor Gets Teacher Pay Bill

A teacher pay raise bill has been sent to the governor after getting final legislative approval in the House Tuesday. The bill provides a $2,000 raise for assistant teachers and higher salaries for certified teachers at all experience levels and classifications, including: minimum starting pay of... Read More.

Governor Signs CRT Ban

Governor Reeves on Monday signed legislation to prohibit the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Mississippi's public schools, community colleges and universities.  Senate Bill 2113 says students should not be taught that "any sex, race, ethnicity, religion or national origin is inherently superior or... Read More.