McDaniel challenges Mississippi lt. governor in GOP primaryJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Chris McDaniel — a four-term Mississippi legislator who has lost two races for U.S. Senate in the past decade, including a bitter 2014 election that he refused to concede — announced Monday that he will try to unseat Republican Lt.
Kentucky lawmakers advance bill to resettle war refugeesMarch 16, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A key Republican lawmaker unveiled a proposal Wednesday to set up a fund to help refugees from Ukraine and other war-torn countries resettle in Kentucky.
Sen. Chris McDaniel said his proposal reflects an opportunity where “public policy and human demand intersect,” citing the humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine since Russian forces invaded.
Senate pushes spending plan calling for state worker raisesMarch 9, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republicans pushed forward their version of Kentucky's next two-year spending plan Wednesday, endorsing pay raises for state employees and directing money for improvements at state parks and the state fairgrounds.
Kentucky Senate passes income tax rebate measureMarch 1, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate passed a bill Monday that would tap into the state's massive revenue surpluses to deliver more than $1 billion in income tax rebates to taxpayers.
The measure cleared the Senate on a 28-7 vote just days after being unveiled.
Senate Republicans in Kentucky unveil tax rebate proposalFebruary 24, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republicans unveiled a tax-relief proposal Thursday that would deliver income tax rebates to Kentucky taxpayers in the latest proposal aimed at offering relief from rising consumer prices.
Senate panel advances proposal to limit pardon powersFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers advanced a proposal Wednesday to limit a governor's pardon powers, reflecting the anger still burning over ex-Gov. Matt Bevin's flurry of last-minute pardons in 2019.
Bill advances to recover state investment in mill projectJanuary 12, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers signaled Wednesday that their patience is wearing thin with an aluminum company's long-stalled promise to build a massive plant backed by a state investment.
GOP-led states see Texas law as model to restrict abortionsSeptember 2, 2021 GMT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Republican states that have passed increasingly tough abortion restrictions only to see them blocked by the federal courts have a new template in an unusually written Texas law that represents the most far-reaching curb on abortions in nearly half a century.
Judge: City didn’t target dead lawyer in Mississippi scandalMay 21, 2021 GMT
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming a Mississippi city was at fault in the death of a lawyer who killed himself in the wake of a political scandal that defined Mississippi's bitter 2014 U.S.
Kentucky Senate advances proposal to limit pardon powersFebruary 26, 2020 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Responding to an outcry over former Gov. Matt Bevin's flurry of last-minute pardons, the Kentucky Senate advanced a proposed constitutional change Wednesday to prevent his successors from doing the same thing in their final days in office...
Chris McDaniel abandons Wicker challenge; will run for Cochran’s seat in special electionMarch 14, 2018 GMT
Chris McDaniel bailed Wednesday on his short-lived bid to unseat Sen. Roger Wicker in a Republican primary race in Mississippi and declared he is running for the seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Thad Cochran.
Chris McDaniel promises to fight for Mississippi flag in GOP Senate primaryFebruary 28, 2018 GMT
Chris McDaniel vowed Wednesday to defend the Mississippi flag in his insurgent bid for U.S. Senate, warning voters that Republican Sen. Roger Wicker is on the wrong side of the issue.
Elected leaders in Mississippi have faced mounting pressure to consider replacing their flag because it includes the Confederate battle emblem, which represents Southern heritage and pride to some and slavery and oppression for others.