Longer legislative sessions often mean more debt

ONLY A BILL: Fifteen percent of these guys become law in the Mississippi Legislature. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog While an idle mind might be the devil’s workshop, a state Legislature with more time in session could pose similar dangers. Several of the states with no limits on legislative sessions, or with longer sessions, rank among […]

Childers Cruises to Victory

–APFormer U.S. Rep. Travis Childers has won the Democratic nomination for Senate in Mississippi.He is running for a seat that Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has held for six terms. Cochran was challenged in Tuesday’s GOP primary by state Sen. Chris McDaniel.Childers moves to the Nov. 4 general election and will face the Republican nominee […]

Sam R. Hall: Senate Race Too Close to Call

Sam R. Hall:Senate race too close to call: Clarion LedgerHere’s how I see it: Incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has the slightest lead over GOP primary challenger Chris McDaniel, but the state senator from Ellisville has momentum that could send Mississippi’s senior senator into retirement.Two independent polls released Friday show similar findings:• The race is […]