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[Mississippi] Bill fails that would limit attorney general's power to sue

Mississippi House members are rejecting new restrictions against Attorney General Jim Hood's ability to file lawsuits or hire outside lawyers. The House voted 66-49 Wednesday to reject a House Bill 1201, which would require the governor, lieutenant gov
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 6, 2015 11:50
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[Mississippi] Bill fails that would limit A.G.'s power to sue

Barbour — who was a tobacco lobbyist in Washington during Mississippi's lawsuit against the industry — used the tobacco money to help prop up the state budget .... The payments ... are still being spent under the current Republican governor, Phil Bryant.
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Feb 5, 2015 05:36
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[Mississippi] Smoking hot issue

As an older, more conservative community, Horn Lake would be the last city in DeSoto County to ban smoking in public places. The city's mayor Allen Latimer is cool to the idea of a smoking ban, preferring to let voters decide the issue.
DeSoto County (MS) Times
added Jan 26, 2015 20:58
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[Mississippi] Mantachie officials unplug public e-cig use

Mantachie leaders voted to immediately ban the public use of e-cigarette and similar inhalers. Mantachie has become the first municipality in Itawamba County to do away with smoking’s high-tech 21st century counterpart.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Nov 24, 2014 03:19
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[Mississippi] What ever happened to: anti-smoking petitions

petition drive to garner public support for a statewide ban on smoking in indoor public places....MSMA officials announced more than 2,000 of its office-based physicians had received the petitions. Although it's too early to determine how many signatures
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Oct 19, 2014 11:45
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[Mississippi] Sparks fly at city meeting over smoking ban enforcement ($$)

Monday’s city board meeting began with a bang as city Commissioner Bo Plunk reminded police Chief Whit Read that the board could fire him.
Clarksdale (MS) Press Register
added Sep 23, 2014 14:33
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[Mississippi] Doctors push for statewide smoking ban

"Because Mississippi is a predominantly rural state, even if we have every community in the state covered, we'll only have about 45% of the state covered," he said. The medical association has attempted, unsuccessfully, to prod lawmakers into passing a
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 4, 2014 13:26
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[Mississippi] AUDIO: Doctors Push For Statewide Smoking Ban

Thousands of Mississippi doctors want to convince legislators to put a statewide smoking ban on the ballot. Eighty-six Mississippi cities have adopted smoke-free ordinances. That covers about 25 percent of the state’s population. But Pascougla doctor St
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
added Sep 4, 2014 13:25
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[Mississippi] Tupelo City Council passes e-cigarette ban

Tupelo City Council has approved an ordinance that bans the use of e-cigarettes at most restaurants and businesses. "It's not a ban like something is declared illegal," Mayor Jason Shelton said before Tuesday's vote. "It's a ban on using the product in p
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald
added Aug 22, 2014 10:38
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E-cigarettes getting included in bans across Mississippi

Shelson says several organizations and even the state health department want to see more cities, like Tupelo, include e-cigarettes in their smoke free ordinances. For many cities, that means amending the policies already in place. "I don't think it's go
WLBT NBC3 (Jackson, MS)
added Aug 22, 2014 06:29
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