Legislature wraps-up 2015 session

The Senate ended their 2015 session on April 1st. After considering 2 remaining measures, the House adjourned the following day.

In its final session, the House approved Senate Bill 2258, which, if signed by Gov. Bryant, requires school principles to certify results of standardized tests and provides criminal penalties if cheating is detected. The House also approved Senate Bill 2804 which removes Department of Corrections employees from the state Personnel Board civil service protection to enable the DoC leadership to reorganize the troubled agency.

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2015 Candidates for Attorney General

Incumbent Attorney General Jim Hood will have an opponent in the November state elections. Mike Hurst qualified to run for AG on the last day to qualify which also was his last day at the U.S. Attorney’s office. Hurst served as U.S. Attorney since 2006 where he was assigned to the corruption case of former Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps.

Hood has served as Mississippi’s AG since 2003 and filed for reelection on February 20th. He is the only Democrat elected to a state-wide office.

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