WJTV – State auditor: Over $4 million stolen from Mississippi’s poorest

YP – State Auditor White holds press conference to discuss DHS investigation, arrests

State Auditor Shad White held a joint press conference with Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens today on the front steps of the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson to discuss the Department of Human Services eight month investigation that has resulted in arrests of the former head of DHS and co-conspirators.

Sen. Wicker introduces SHIPS Implementation Act


YP – House kills PERS bills on drawing retirement as a legislator

The House Appropriations Committee voted on Wednesday to kill the bills relating to whether or not a legislator could serve in the House or Senate and still draw PERS retirement.

It has been the position of Speaker of the House Philip Gunn that state law does not allow for this action to take place.

Four freshmen Representatives – Rep. Andrews, Rep. Goodin, Rep. Darnell and recently resigned Rep. Blackledge – would all have been impacted if the bills made it through the process and the law was changed.

Congressman Palazzo cosponsors resolutions condemning Speaker Pelosi’s actions


Congressman Thompsons comments on DOJ prison investigation


State Rep. Anderson seeks phase out of grocery sales tax


WJTV – Mississippi abortion ban back in court

Sen. Hyde-Smith taking on ineligible catfish products 


WDAM – Miss. Supreme Court upholds decision in 2013 suit against Hattiesburg officials

Miss. Supreme Court upholds decision in 2013 suit against Hattiesburg officials

On Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a Court of Appeals decision in a 2013 lawsuit filed against the city of Hattiesburg, former Mayor Johnny Dupree and city council members.

Sharon Mark, a former municipal court clerk, sued the city, as well as Dupree and five city council members individually, for slander, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Mark claimed the mayor and council members were individually liable because they acted with malice.

The lawsuit came after an investigation into allegations that Mark and several deputy clerks she supervised had hidden paperwork, shredded documents, accepted bribes in exchange for dismissing tickets, fines and warrants, and engaged in inappropriate contact with judges, according to court documents.